Delaware State Police arrested two juveniles, and are searching for a third suspect, wanted in connection with a shooting in Magnolia.
According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred around 12:15 a.m., Sunday when troopers responded to a residence on Jogger Trail in Magnolia for reports of a shooting.
Through investigative measures, troopers learned a suspect had approached the front door to the home and got into a verbal altercation with a 39-year-old female. During the argument, multiple people waiting outside began to run towards the door.
The victim closed the door to her residence and ran upstairs, according to police. Shortly after, the victim heard several gunshots and saw three vehicles, one of which was an older black sedan, fleeing the scene.
Three rounds struck the home, police said, and three spent shell casings were located outside. The victim and her four children, who were inside the home at the time of the shooting, were not injured.
Prior to responding to the scene, troopers located an older model Nissan matching the description traveling eastbound on Lebanon Road traveling away from the scene.
Troopers saw the vehicle pull behind the Gateway South shopping center and into a parking spot. A traffic stop was initiated and ammunition was spotted in plain sight inside the vehicle.
Troopers took the two occupants, both 17-year-old old males, into custody without incident. They then canvassed the parking lot and located two 9mm firearms and approximately .21 grams of marijuana that was discarded.
The two juveniles were transported to Troop 3 where they were each charged with Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Juvenile (Felony), Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony), Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony), Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree – 4 counts, and Criminal Mischief.
Both juveniles were arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #7 and issued a $20,000 secured bond. One juvenile posted bail and the other was committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center.
Further investigation determined a third suspect, 29-year-old Jhazmond Landry of Wilmington, was also a suspect in the incident. There are active warrants for her arrest.
The case remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Bowie by calling 302-698-8503 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.