Greenwood Police Department investigating shooting
Monday, May 06, 2013 11:40 AM
Greenwood police are investigating a shooting that occurred on S.C. Highway 34 early Sunday morning and left a woman hospitalized with minor injuries.
According to a police report, the victim suffered cuts to the face and shoulder when a bullet rippled through the window of a vehicle in which she was riding. The victim was sitting in a vehicle with four other women at the time of the shooting, which occurred about 4 a.m. All five passengers told officers they were leaving an Abbeville night club and were turning off Highway 34 onto Blyth Road when several gunshots rang out.
One of the shots shattered the passenger side window, where the victim was sitting, reports indicated. The woman was taken to Self Regional Medical Center, where she received stitches for her injuries.
Multiple witnesses told investigators they saw a black SUV with tinted windows speeding away from the scene just after shots were fired, and at least one witness reported seeing shots fired from the vehicle. Officers responded to the area and recovered a trail of 15 .40-caliber shell casing in the roadway near the scene. Three of the rounds were fired into a stop light's control box at the intersection. Officers also obtained video surveillance from a convenience store near the shooting which showed footage of a black SUV follow the victims' vehicle to the stop light, fire shots at it and turn east onto New Market Street.