Sheriff’s office: Over 70 shots fired in shooting that sent 4 to hospital in Mullins area

A 16-year-old has died following a Thursday night shooting at a Lancaster apartment complex.
A 16-year-old has died following a Thursday night shooting at a Lancaster apartment complex.(Source: Pixabay)
Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 11:14 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2022 at 6:10 PM EDT
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MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to come forward about a shooting early Sunday morning that sent four people to the hospital.

Deputies responded around 2 a.m. for a shots fired call in the area of Jordan Court in the Mullins area. Then minutes later, another call came in about a gunshot victim lying in a yard.

While deputies were responding to the scene, they also learned that three men with gunshot wounds had arrived at the MUSC Marion Emergency Department.

The sheriff’s office said the victims and witnesses at the hospital weren’t cooperative with them.

Eventually, investigators were able to find the scene near Leroy Bethea and Jennings roads which is in a neighborhood off Highway 76.

Authorities found over 70 spent shell casings that revealed several different caliber weapons were used in the shooting.

Homes and cars in the area were also damaged during the shooting, but no witnesses came forward or called 911.

Marion County Sheriff Brian Wallace took to Facebook on Sunday afternoon to talk about the shooting and said that everyone should be free to feel safe in their own homes and take a stand against those who bring violence into their communities.

“You should be free to sleep in peace. You should be free to sit on your porch without fear. You should be free from fear of being a public space or crowd,” Wallace said. “While many of us celebrate ‘freedom’ this weekend, there are freedoms we just still fight for. This is your community. This is my community. I will not live in fear and neither should you. We must take our community back.”

For the last few weeks the word "freedom" has been used and celebrated quite a bit. After the events of last night near...

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office-South Carolina on Sunday, July 3, 2022

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, one of the victims remains in the hospital, while the other three have been treated and released.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-274-6372. Callers can remain anonymous. People can also call the non-emergency number for Marion County Central Dispatch at 843-423-8399.

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