‘I am going to miss everything about her,’ shooting leaves 1 dead, injures 7 in Summerton
Investigators say two cars pulled into the yard and opened fire.
SUMMERTON, S.C. (WIS) - A graduation party in Clarendon County was interrupted with gunfire Saturday night in Summerton.
Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley said eight people were shot at the party on Highway 15 S near Saint Paul Rd. At the time of the 11 p.m. shooting there were around 150 people attending.
Baxley shared two cars pulled into the yard and opened fire before speeding off. Investigators said up to 70 rounds were fired during the attack. It is currently being investigated if some of the rounds were from people returning fire.
First responders from the Clarendon County Fire Rescue and Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) treated multiple gunshot victims at the scene.
Baxley said this “appeared” to be a gang related shooting connected to previous drive-by shootings in the county.
It is currently unknown if there were specific targets or if the shooters were firing randomly into the crowd.
“We need justice. We need justice, and we need it because we need our kids to be safe in the community. We shouldn’t have to walk around having to watch our backs,” Kind’s cousin Adrienne Kind said.
The age range of the victims is 12 to 36 years old.
The juvenile victim ages are 12, 13, 14, two 15 year-olds and one 17 year-old. The adults hit were 32 and 36 years old.
The 32-year-old woman, identified as Audrionna Kind by the coroner, was reported to have died of her injuries Sunday morning.
A GoFundMe has been created in Kind’s memory by her cousin, Alonso Felder.
“I’m going to miss everything about her, everything,” Felder said.
Baxley said in a statement, “We are and will continue to work on this incident until arrests are made for the persons responsible.”
He continued, “These acts of violence cannot continue. Innocent children and adults are suffering the consequences of these acts!”
Anyone with information about the shooting is being asked to contact CCSO at 803-435-4414.
This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.
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