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3 taken to hospital after shots are fired at Beech Island house party

Monday, April 9, 2012 5:24 PM
Last updated 8:53 PM
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Three people ended up in a hospital with gunshot wounds late Sunday night after a man brought a gun to a house party in Beech Island.

Around midnight, police were called to the 300 block of Smith Hardy Road in reference to shots being fired. When Aiken County deputies arrived, they were told a female bouncer, Erica Judge, of Avalon Lane, was patting down a male when she found that he was carrying a gun, an Aiken County sheriff’s report says.

Judge and another witness, Anthony Mayes, of Storm Branch Road, got into a fight with him when he started shooting. Witnesses heard five shots and people ran away.

The report says that when people started running, witnesses noticed Mayes had been shot twice in the back, and Brittney Rivers, of Maple Street, had been grazed in the head. Police arrived, and Mayes and Rivers were taken to a hospital.

Witnesses told deputies that a third person, Reggie Garrett, of Storm Branch Road, had been shot in the torso and was being taken to a hospital in a car.

About 20 minutes later, a North Augusta Public Safety officer pulled over a vehicle on Jefferson Davis Highway for speeding to discover Garrett in the passenger seat with a gunshot wound. An ambulance was called to take him to a hospital.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has not named any suspects, and all three victims had injuries not considered life-threatening, Capt. Troy Elwell said.

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Riverman1 04/10/12 - 04:55 am
A "houseparty" where a female

A "houseparty" where a female bouncer pats down guests? Guest gets mad when female bouncer finds his gun and starts shooting, but guest and others end up being shot. I'm not saying a thing...just stating the facts.

stillamazed 04/10/12 - 07:56 am
Not another house party

Not another house party shooting, say it isn't so! Partying at midnight on a Sunday night, they must not hold down a job like I do. Also, the shooter can't possibly be from Aiken county, I saw an Aiken County official on the news stating that most of their trouble comes from across the river.

JRC2024 04/10/12 - 08:31 am
A house party with a bouncer.

A house party with a bouncer. I wonder if they were charging admission. Not the type of party a decent person would want to go and be a part of.

allhans 04/10/12 - 09:51 am
Ditto...A house party using a

Ditto...A house party using a bouncer. :(

owensjef3 04/10/12 - 10:08 am
This is why I stay home

This is why I stay home

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