of Public Safety

Someone fired a gun into a vehicle at the intersection of Chestnut Street and St. Matthews Road at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, injuring three, according to a police incident report.

Orangeburg County EMS transported a 23-year-old woman and a 22-year-old woman to the Regional Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

A man refused medical treatment, although he had an apparent injury to his left arm.

The man told officers that he went to Glenfield Apartments to pick up two women so they could go to a club for the evening.

When he pulled into the apartment complex, a tan Honda pulled up to his vehicle. It then it backed out and proceeded to Columbia Road.

After he picked up the two women, they left for the club.

When he stopped at the traffic light at the intersection, the man saw the same Honda that he saw at the apartment complex.

The 22-year-old woman, who was a backseat passenger, told officers that a rear window was opened and she heard a gunshot.

She immediately ducked and noticed the shot went through the window next to where she was sitting.

The man said he took off driving and brought his vehicle to rest in a Chestnut Street parking lot, where he thought he would be safer.

ODPS Capt. Victor Cordon said no suspects have been charged at this time.

He encourages people with information about the shooting to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.



Sheriff’s Office

A Lawton Street household woke up at 1 a.m. Tuesday to the sound of gunfire, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

In the roadway in front of the home, deputies located nine shell casings and a laser light attachment part from a firearm.

Deputies saw a bullet hole in window of the living room where an 8-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy were sleeping.

The bullet appeared to have ricocheted off the window, through the living room wall and into a bedroom window.

Deputies recovered a bullet fragment from a victim’s bed.

Two adults were also in the house when the shooting occurred.

No one was injured.

The incident remains under investigation.


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