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Two men are accused of attempted murder and face a host of other charges after they seriously injured a man in a drive-by shooting in Seaford Sunday night, police said.
Seaford officers said they were called to a home in the 400 block of North Pine Street at about 10:42 p.m. after receiving a call that someone had been shot.
When officers arrived, they found a man lying behind a car with blood spurting from his shoulder. The home was also damaged by numerous rounds of gunfire, police said.
Witnesses told police that at about 4 p.m. that day, one of the suspects, 29-year-old Duckens Lima, had been arguing with someone in the house. The witness said he heard Lima say he was "going to bring my people here with guns," according to court documents obtained by Delaware Online/The News Journal.
Later that night, Lima apparently made good on that threat, police said. He and at least one other man are accused of driving by the home and shooting it a dozen times.
A child was in the home when the men shot it, but only the man was hit, court documents said. Witnesses and neighbors "all fled for cover" when the shooting began.
The driver fled after the drive-by, but was later spotted by a Delaware State Police trooper, who tried to stop the car, Seaford police said.
The driver fled again, leading troopers on a chase into Georgetown. There, the occupants jumped out of the car and ran on foot, police said.
Troopers were able to catch and arrest two people — Lima and 18-year-old Devon Reynolds. Nearby, police also found a rifle that that had been thrown from the car when Lima and Reynolds fled.
Inside the vehicle were spent rifle casings, court documents said.
Lima and Reynolds were both charged with attempted murder, conspiracy, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, reckless endangering, tampering with evidence, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief. They were arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and taken to Sussex
Correctional Institution on $617,200 and $317,200 cash bail, respectively. The victim is in serious condition, Seaford police said.
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