1 killed, 1 injured at block party in Newberry County - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

1 killed, 1 injured at block party in Newberry County

PROSPERITY, SC (WIS) -

One person was killed and another injured at a block party early Sunday morning in Prosperity, according to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to a large block party on Rikard School Road in Prosperity due to traffic congestion and noise.

When deputies arrived, shots were fired and over 100 people began running from the scene, deputies said.

Deputies said once they were able to make it through the crowd, deputies found one person on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.

Coroner Craig Newton says 19-year-old Zemeckis Monteco Devante Houston died on the scene.

Deputies were also notified that another person that had been shot was being transported by private vehicle to the hospital.

Prosperity Rescue and Newberry County EMS determined that the person on the scene had no signs of life and notified the Newberry County Coroner's Office.

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster is asking for any witnesses to come forward and provide law enforcement with information that led up to the shooting.

"Someone's life was loss during this party," Foster said. "If this were your loved one, you would want someone to do the right thing and come forward so the perpetrator can be brought to justice."

The wounded person was transported to Palmetto Richland ER by the Newberry County EMS.

His name has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 803-321-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

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