A 17-year-old teen succumbed to injuries after being fatally shot several times in Greenwood County. An investigation is currently being carried out. Here is everything you need to know about the case.
Another precious and young life was lost in a fatal shooting. Greenwood County deputies state that on Wednesday around 5:00 p.m. dispatchers were informed about a possible rash driver on SC-72 near Woodlawn Road in Greenwood County.
When officials and SC Highway Patrol went to that area to try to find the driver, they received a second call about a Greenwood shooting. The officers were informed about gunshots being fired at Stop-A-Minit, a convenience store located at SC-72 in Greenwood.
Officials confirmed that a state trooper went to the scene and gunshots were fired. Around 5:18 p.m., a teen gunshot victim was admitted to the Self Regional Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The victim was a 17-year-old male, and was shot several times. Officials reported that investigation is currently ongoing and they are questioning a person of interest.
There are no details about the identity of the victim, nor the motive behind the shooting. On Wednesday night, crime investigators were taking measurements and creating markings on the parking lot at the gas station.
Despite the shooting, customers still stopped at the convenience store, Stop-A-Minit, on S.C. Highway 72 and Woodlawn Road toward Abbeville.