GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Georgetown County Coroner released the names of two family members killed Monday afternoon in a shooting authorities say resulted from a traffic accident.
Charles Nicholas Wall, 45, and Laura Ashley Anderson, 21; both of Georgetown, died in the shooting, Coroner Kenny Johnson said. Wall was Anderson’s stepfather, Johnson said.
Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver said Tuesday that Ty Sheem Ha Sheem Walters II, 23, of Moncks Corner, had been arrested and faces two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
The charges stem from a shooting Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 521 in Georgetown County, deputies say. Officers arrived at the scene just after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Indian Hut Road and Highmarket Street where a shooting had been reported.
When deputies arrived, they determined that multiple people had been shot during an altercation that resulted from a traffic accident, and that the shooter had fled the scene on foot.
Responding deputy reported that when they got on the scene one of the victim had been already transported to the hospital by EMS, another was being given CPR by emergency crews, and another victim was walking around with a wound to his left wrist.
“Investigators combed the scene for evidence and questioned multiple witnesses, and deputies deployed tracking bloodhound K9s in the woods nearby,” GCSO officials said.
Authorities received a call that a man was walking on Georgetown Highway towards Andrews. When deputies arrived at the scene, the sheriff’s office said the suspect ran on foot in the woods. Eventually, deputies located Walters and took him into custody.
He was transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center, where he awaits warrant service.
There was no immediate word on the condition of the third shooting victim.
The investigation is continuing.
Deputies are asking anyone who was in the area of Highmarket Street and Indian Hut Road round 5 p.m. and witnessed the incident to call Senior Investigator Hank Carrison at 843-436-6058.