GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) – Four people were arrested and charged following a fatal shooting Sunday evening in Cherokee County.
According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Connecticut Village Apartments, on E. Junior High Road, for a shooting at 4:13 p.m. Sunday. Deputies said they found an 18-year-old lying in the road shot.
“We heard pop, pop, pop, pop,” said David Love, who heard the gunshots.
The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 18-year-old Tony Medrano. Investigators believe he was visiting a friend at the apartment complex and was “targeted.” They said a group of four people drove up and shot him.
Medrano was airlifted to a hospital where he later died.
“We saw this young man lying there,” said Love. “I wish I could have helped him, but there was nothing we could do.”
Deputies said the group then fled the scene and crashed their car on Vesta’s Road. It will be processed for evidence.
Two juveniles have been arrested and charged with murder, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies have also arrested Pharrell Jaquan Wilkins,18, of Blackburg, and Rejshun Centrel Holmes, of Gaffney. They were charged with murder.
“The shootings and stuff need to stop,” said Kelsey Horne, who lives in the apartment complex.
Horne has lived in the apartment complex for one year. She said this is not the first shooting that has happened near the complex.
“I think it’s crazy that people have to take it that far,” said Horne. “Nobody should want to take another person’s life. It scares me for my children.”
All four murder suspects appeared before a judge Tuesday afternoon where they were all denied bond.
This shooting remains under investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.