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Worst week of Lowcountry violence in recent memory

By Harve Jacobs  bio | email | Twitter

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - Monday night bullets flew during a drive by shooting outside a home at the intersection of Gerideau and McDaniel Streets in Walterboro. When the shooting stopped, three people were dead. Twenty-month-old Shaniyah Burden, and her relatives, 45 year-old Charles Kittrell and 21 year-old Christopher Powell were killed.

Six others were wounded.

Also Monday night in Berkeley County, a man wearing a "scream" mask and holding a rifle walked into Thornhill's Grocery in Pineville and opened fire after the owner said she didn't have any money. Three people were shot and wounded.

On Wednesday night, two more people were shot and wounded on Cleveland Street just outside the Walterboro city limits, not far from Monday night's deadly shooting. Colleton county deputies say the second shooting may have been related to the one two nights earlier.

Thursday afternoon, Berkeley County deputies say an argument led to murder outside the Russellville One Stop in St. Stephen. The victim, 46 year-old Anthony Middleton, died from a gunshot wound to the head.

That's four separate shootings, which left four dead and 11 wounded. They are statistics cops and community leaders hope aren't repeated anytime soon.

Arrests have been made in three of the four shootings. 19 year-old Danziel Chapman of Walterboro is charged with murder in connection with Monday's deadly shooting. Chapman is being held without bond.

Eighteen year-old Jubary President of Cross is charged with Armed Robbery and Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill in connection with the shooting at Thornhill's Grocery. 29 year-old Elijah Brown of St. Stephen is charged with murder in connection with the shooting at the Russellville One Stop. He also is being held without bond.

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