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Cops: Juvenile charged after gunshot leaves hole over woman's bed


Walterboro Public Safety officers now say it was a 16-year-old, not a 19-year-old, that fired a bullet through a wall separating two apartments this week.

While police said Thursday they were preparing to serve warrants to 19-year-old Christopher Williams, he has now been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting.

Instead, a 16-year-old has been charged with discharging a firearm into a dwelling.

According to an incident report, officers responded to Apartment 5C at 601 Greenpond Highway around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday after a woman reported hearing a weird noise around her bedroom area.

The woman said she heard the noise about 5:30 p.m. and at first didn’t think anything of it, but her granddaughter then noticed a hole on a wall above the bed and on the ceiling of her bedroom.

Officers then contacted a female tenant in Apartment 5B, who allowed officers to investigate the unit. During a search, officers said they were able to confirm the spent round had been fired from her bedroom.

According to the report, a picture had been placed over the entry point to conceal the bullet hole.

The female tenant will not face charges either.

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