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Ride, vigil held for 14-year-old mass shooting victim

Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 11:19 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A North Charleston community gathered to remember a teen killed in a mass shooting.

Ronjanae Smith, 14, died hours after being shot Saturday night at a neighborhood concert.

A community ride for Smith was held Friday night on Rivers Avenue. A candlelight vigil took place at the conclusion of the ride where the shooting happened.

Ronjanae Smith’s father, Ronald, said in a letter that he is defeated knowing he will never get...
Ronjanae Smith’s father, Ronald, said in a letter that he is defeated knowing he will never get a text or call from his daughter again.(Ronald Smith)

North Charleston Police said the event, which happened in in the area of Piggly Wiggly Drive and West Jimtown Drive, had not been authorized.

At some point during the concert, a fight broke out near the stage and shots rang out a short time later.

North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess said there were multiple shooters, but police have not named any suspects.

Smith was shot and died Sunday morning at the hospital.

Police said 14 others were injured. The remainder of the victims have all been released from area hospitals, police said.

There have been no arrests in connection with the incident so far.

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