GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) – Gunfire broke out at an intersection in Greenville County on Wednesday evening.
According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a shooting around 6:50pm at Augusta Road and Chalmers Road near Interstate 85.
Deputies said two vehicles were at an intersection when gunfire erupted. According to the sheriff’s office, two people were shot by people in another vehicle that was in a parallel lane.
“While we were on scene conducting that investigation, we learned that two victims, two gunshots victims showed up at the hospital. To our knowledge, they are still in the hospital, but in stable condition. And what we’ve learned at this point and time, a vehicle had pulled alongside that vehicle and at some point and time gunfire rang out. The two victims that were struck, they were taken to the hospital, the other individual or individuals in that suspect vehicle, still under investigation as far as who they are, how many were in that car, and who initiated those gunshots,” said Lt. Ryan Flood, Public Information Officer, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
Flood said the two victims were in the same car. He also said investigators don’t know if the two returned fire. Deputies said a separate uninvolved car was also hit.
“When we got there on scene, we learned that the vehicle that is believed to be an unattended target was struck some of the glass broke and the person in vehicle suffered some minor injuries,” Flood said.
“That’s scary. You know, that’s very scary. You know an innocent bystander,” said Patricia Williams, a nearby resident.
Williams was at home with her grandchild when the shooting happened.
“I heard a gunshot first, and you know I’m sitting with my door open and then gunshots and then I heard a whole lot of ambulances and stuff like that and I got up and I shut my doors and stuff and closed my blinds, and then I heard the sirens and stuff,” Williams said. “And then I seen it on TV, and I said, that’s too close for comfort for me,” Williams said. “It sounded like a movie, a western on TV or something to me because it was a lot of gunfire,” Williams said.
The shooting was also a big shock for Adrian Wideman, who works at a nearby barbershop.
“I think it could happen anywhere. In this day and age, you just never know. I thank God that that person is okay, and I pray that it will never be anybody with me or any of my family,” Wideman said.
Deputies said right now, they are still looking for more information regarding a car involved.
“As far as the suspect vehicle, we don’t know if they sustained any injuries because we don’t know who they are, what type of vehicle they are in, we are still trying to gather that information,” Flood said. “It’s just unknown what the motive was, what the relationship to the individuals who were struck were. So, we’re just looking for whatever information we can get.”
“Just thankful that it wasn’t too much closer to me. You know. I just hope they find out who did it, and I hope the people that got shot is alright,” Williams said.
The two gunshot victims are suffering from at least one gunshot, they are being treated for their injuries.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.