Family speaks after Upstate shooting victim seriously hurt


CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – An Upstate family wants justice after a shooting left 2 people injured and 1 in critical condition in Cherokee County.

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said they’re close to solving this case but out of safety concerns, they’re not sharing the victim’s name.

β€œMy brother was good to everybody,” said Tracy Parker. β€œEverybody has their flaws but I just feel he shouldn’t have gotten done what happened to him.”

Her and other relatives said he did not deserve to be left in critical condition. 

β€œHe was very caring,” said cousin, Sheree Parker. β€œHe was very supportive.” 

Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the circle k gas station in the 100 block of Shelby Highway just after 3-30-a-m Sunday.

β€œWe found some shell casings, recovered a gun in the parking lot,” said Sheriff Mueller. 

Deputies said one man was grazed and the other shot multiple times.

β€œOne of the guys started opening the door to the convenience store and then the other individuals ambushed the victim that’s in the most serious condition,” the Sheriff said. 

He said they’re using surveillance video and witness interviews to piece together the case. 

β€œWhat we’re gathering initially is that there was an altercation between one of the victims and a shooter or shooters several weeks ago at a nightclub,” said Sheriff Mueller. 

7News talked with Sheriff Mueller after he met with the victim’s family.

β€œWe had a great meeting with the Sheriff,” said Tracy Parker. 

Sheriff Mueller said investigators have a message for the shooter or shooters:

β€œWe know who you are. The investigation has led us to that point,” he said. 

He and the family are asking anyone else who was at the scene to help solve the case.

β€œI would’ve done the same for y’all. I would if I was there and I’d seen someone hurting your loved one,” said Tracy Parker, in tears. β€œPlease somebody, give my brother some justice.”

The Sheriff says they have a “person of interest, but they’re not releasing that person’s name just yet.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, and you can remain anonymous. 

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