2 arrested in Delaware birthday party shooting

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Elijah Desir / Laquan Johnson

HARRINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- Police have arrested two people in connection to a shooting at a birthday party in Harrington, Delaware that injured six people.

19-year-old Elijah Desir Elijah Desir of Seaford was charged with 6 counts of Assault 1st Degree and one count of Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a felony.

17-year-old Laquan Johnson of Harrington has been charged with Possess, Purchase, Own or Control a Firearm by a person prohibited, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Reckless Endangering First Degree and Inciting a Riot.

The shooting occurred on June 28th around 1:15 a.m. in the 100 Block of East Street.

When police arrived, they encountered 200 to 300 people who were attending a birthday party at the home.

Police say six people were shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Johnson was arrested on Tuesday. Elijah turned himself into authorities on Thursday.

Detectives from the Harrington Police Department are continuing the investigation and anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police at (302) 398-4493