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Police Need More Information In Greenwood Shooting

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Updated: April 11, 2013

Greenwood Police need your help finding more information about a deadly shooting there Saturday.

On April 6th, police responded to a shooting at a block party in the 600 block of Tabor Street.

Officers say they found four people wounded and 15 year old Malik Padgett was killed.

Police arrested 17 year old Dayterrius White and charged him with murder.  They believe White did not act alone.

Police say they need your help finding anyone else involved in the shooting.

If you have any information on the shooting at Tabor Street on April 6th, investigators with the Greenwood Police Department are asking you to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.  

You can remain anonymous and get paid for any information leading to that person's arrest.

Updated: April 8, 2013

A suspect in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a Greenwood birthday party over the weekend has been arrested, according to police.

Officials with the Greenwood Police Department tell the Index-Journal they took 17-year-old Dayterrious White into custody Sunday night.  White is charged with the murder of 15-year-old Malik Padgett of Columbia.

Padgett died during the shooting that happened at a birthday party on Tabor Street.  Four others were hurt.

No further information about the case was made available.  The investigation continues.

Meanwhile, a community march was held in Greenwood Monday afternoon to bring attention to deadly gun violence.

The group Put Down the Guns Young People organized the walk that started at Emma Gaskin Magnolia Park.

Posted: April 7, 2013

The Greenwood Police is investigating a shooting at a birthday party that left one teen dead, Saturday night.

According to a release from the police department, officers were at the Greenwood Detention Center when they heard gun shots in the area.

Just before 10pm, officials say they were approached by someone who was shot in the arm. Police then headed to Tabor Street where they found a large crowd gathered for a birthday party.

According to the release, during the party several shots were fired from an unknown number of people. Five people were shot, including a 15-year-old boy.

 He was taken to Self Regional Healthcare where he later died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The Greenwood County Coroner says Malik Rashap Padgett from Columbia died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Padgett's autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

The other gunshot victims did not have life threatening injuries.

Police say they don't know if the shots were fired by someone attending the party or not, however they have a few people of interest.

The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call Greenwood County 911 at 864-942-8632.

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