Five shot, one killed in apparent drive-by shooting in Lancaster County

Five shot, one killed in apparent drive-by shooting in Lancaster County
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LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) - Five people were shot, and one of them died, in an apparent drive-by shooting outside of a home in Lancaster Sunday night.

Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies said the shooting happened around 10:15 p.m. on Memorial Drive.

A man killed in the shooting was identified by the coroner as 27-year-old Shonquil Medley of Lancaster.

Emergency responders say they received multiple calls that gunshots were fired.

At the scene, two people with gunshot wounds were located and taken to the hospital. Two others were taken to a hospital in private cars.

A fifth person who was shot drove herself to a relative’s home, medical personnel was called and she was taken to a local hospital.

Two other people were airlifted to another medical facility for treatment. The surviving victims are expected to recover from their injuries.

Deputies said one victim is 19 years old and the others are in their 20s. Four are male and one is female.

Witnesses were interviewed and several automobiles were processed.

Investigators say there appeared to be a gathering at the home on Memorial Drive. People were outside and inside of the home, including several children.

Deputies said the shooting victims were outside of the home when they were shot, and one of the victims was in a car with children.

Deputies believe the shot was fired from an automobile on nearby Mahaffey Line Drive.

No children were injured and no arrests have been made.

“We have received very little useful information from those present when the shooting occurred,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. “Although we have developed some leads on our own and are pursuing them, we need those present and anyone else with information to come forward and share it with us. This was a brazen, violent incident with multiple shots fired, multiple people injured, and one killed. The person or persons responsible need to be identified, located, and jailed as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways: dial 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.

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