2 injured in Aiken County shootings



Three separate shootings in Aiken County early Sunday injured at least two people, authorities say.

About 1 a.m., Aiken County sheriff’s deputies were called about shots fired at the Aiken County Recreation Center at 917 Jefferson Davis Highway. Witnesses said the shooters fired from a white Chevrolet Impala. One man said the car struck the rear of his vehicle while fleeing, according to an incident report.

Two victims were found at the scene, one with a wound on his lower back and the other with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on his lower pelvis, the report said.

About 45 minutes later, deputies were called to the 200 block of Glen­wood Drive, where witnesses said a gray minivan had stopped in front of a home and fired several shots.

The home was occupied, but no injuries were reported. Deputies found bullet casings and a partially loaded pistol magazine on the asphalt in front of the home.

At 2:41 a.m., deputies were called to another shooting in the 100 block of Laurel Avenue. Witnesses said a white car drove by, firing several shots into a parked car. No one was hurt, according to the statement.

Deputies are investigating the shootings as separate incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (803) 648-6811 or Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) CRIME-SC.




Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:14

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