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Report: Instagram messages cause Sweet 16 party to swell, shots fired


Two teenagers were injured when a Sweet 16 party in York County got out of control after Instagram messages were sent out giving the location and time of the party, according to deputies.

According to a report from the York County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the Comfort Inn late Friday night along the 3700-block of Avenues of the Carolinas in Fort Mill.

A Charlotte woman at the hotel told deputies her daughters Sweet 16 party got out of control after messages hit social media. She told deputies that someone sent out messages on Instagram saying where the party was and how long it would last.

As people were leaving the party, shots were fired, according to the report.

A 17-year-old from Charlotte was shot in the left shoulder, according to the report. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Another teen, a 19-year-old from Charlotte, had a burn mark on his shoulder that is believed to have come from a stray bullet.

Deputies say one man's Jeep Compass had about $800 damage when a bullet hit the driver's side roof.

According to the report, at one point a 19-year-old man ran to his vehicle, grabbed a shotgun and fired it into the air "to scare off the other shooters."

Deputies are investigating the incident.

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