8-year-old, teen injured in Sumter drive by shooting

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Published: Oct. 30, 2023 at 5:58 PM EDT
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SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - An 8-year-old and an 18-year-old were shot in a drive-by shooting, according to the Sumter Police Department (SPD).

The shooting happened along Lawson Street around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officers are looking for a dark-colored Ram pickup truck they believe the gunfire came from and was seen speeding away, SPD said.

Officials said a mother and an 18-year-old were outside at the time of the shooting. The mother wasn’t hurt, but the 18-year-old along with an 8-year-old who was inside the home were both shot, according to SPD.

The teen was treated and released from a local hospital, while the 8-year-old remains in a Columbia hospital and is expected to recover, officials said.

A reward up to $2,500 is available for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with any information is asked to call SPD at 803- 436-2700.

Tips can also be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, going online at P3tips.com or by using the P3tips app for Android or Apple devices.

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