Multiple teens dead after shootings in Newberry County

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Published: May. 22, 2022 at 4:01 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 7:38 AM EDT
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NEWBERRY, S.C. (WIS) - Multiple law enforcement agencies were called to Eleanor St. in the Wise St community in Newberry County after multiple teens were killed in shootings.

Investigators from the Newberry Sheriff’s Office said they were called to Wise St. after reports of a shooting Saturday night at around midnight. The victim in that shooting was later said to be a 16-year-old.

Sunday afternoon at around 2:51 p.m. law enforcement was called to the 2400 block of Eleanor St. on another shooting. The two streets are in the same neighborhood. They are only a few blocks apart in Newberry.

Investigators said that Sunday’s shooting involved three deceased victims. Chief Kevin Goodman said their ages range from 15 to 19 years-old.

Law enforcement’s initial investigation has found that all the victims knew each other. At a press conference investigators weren’t willing to elaborate on how they knew each other at this time. However, they did say they were aware of what schools the victims attended.

In a social media post the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office said,

“Due to recent shooting incidents in the City of Newberry, Newberry High School will be on e learning Monday. Extra Law Enforcement personnel will be stationed at area schools out of precaution. THERE HAS BEEN NO DIRECT THREAT TOWARD A SCHOOL. The Newberry City Police Department is leading an intensive investigation. Please pray for the families and for our community.”

School administrators also posted on the E-learning day.

This is a developing story and WIS will update it as we learn more.

Three dead following a shooting in Newberry County
Three dead following a shooting in Newberry County(Sophie Keyes Hoge)

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