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Neighbors React To Dover Drive-By Shooting

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DOVER, Del. - Two teens are in custody after a drive-by shooting in a Dover neighborhood.

Police say it happened after 11 p.m. Saturday along Spruance Road.

Investigators say 18-year old Isaiah Thomas of Magnolia, fired several shots into the front of a home.

The bullets pierced the front door, siding, went through a window and hit a vehicle parked in the driveway.

Police say 17-year Shykeem Johnson, of Magnolia, was also arrested. Johnson was the driver.

A woman and her seven grandchildren were inside the home at the time of the shooting. They were not injured.

The family declined to speak with WBOC, but family members say everyone is doing OK.

Police say Thomas fired shots at the home in retaliation for an earlier dispute at Whatcoat Apartments.

People who live in the area say this isn't the first drive-by shooting that's happened along Spruance Road.

Neighbors say about two years ago, a bullet went through another home and hit a stairwell. No one was injured in that incident.

"When problems like this happen, it's not the people in the neighborhood, it's the people that come to the neighborhood," said Evelyn Cubbage.

Many homeowners say they want more police presence, and a more active neighborhood watch.

Until that happens, neighbors have a message for those who resort to gun violence.

"Nothing is worth taking another person's life, because you're going to end up spending a lot of time in prison and that's not the answer," said Cubbage.

Thomas is being held on a slew of charges, including possession of a firearm and reckless endangering. Thomas is being held on a $189,750 secured bond and was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna.

Johnson was held on a $22,500 bond and committed to Stevenson House in Milford. He was charged with reckless endangering, criminal mischief and conspiracy 2nd criminal impersonation.

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