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No one was injured after someone opened fire on three homes on Mels Court in Orangeburg late Thursday night, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

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Just before midnight, deputies responded to Metts Trailer Park.

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One of the homes struck by gunfire was unoccupied.

At the first home, two juveniles and two adults were inside.

One of the adults told deputies that she heard gunfire outside her residence but didn’t see who caused it.

She soon realized that her neighbor’s home was struck and then realized a corner of her home was struck too.

She told deputies that she wasn’t sure if the damage to her home was from the shooting or a previous incident.

A deputy determined that a bullet hit the corner of the woman’s home, then went through the base of a satellite dish, traveling across the yard and striking a residence where it went through and possibly struck a third residence, the incident report states.

Deputies collected shell casings from the roadway near the homes. The casings appeared to have been 5.56mm rifle rounds, the report states.

At the next home, a man said that he and his 1-year-old son were in the back bedroom when gunfire erupted.

There appeared to be six “freshly committed bullet entry points in the front” of the man’s residence, a deputy noted.

A witness told deputies that while she sat on her porch, she saw a compact pickup truck stop near a laundry washing business. She said the passenger in the truck exited with a long gun and began firing in the direction of the three damaged homes.

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