SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Police are investigating two separate shootings which happened late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in Spartanburg.
“With the one on the North side an adult female was shot, she was shot several times and then the one where the juvenile was involved, that was a juvenile male, he was shot in both legs in the lower part of his extremities,” said Major Art Littlejohn, with the Spartanburg Police Department.
The first shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at the Canaan Pointe Apartments on Canaan Pointe Drive.
Spartanburg Police said three men approached the rear of an apartment and fired multiple shots into the building.
A juvenile was hit by gunfire and suffered injuries to his legs. He was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center where he is in stable condition.
“Investigators think that there were a couple of people, maybe two, three, that showed up in the one vehicle. Those individuals were shooting, and they left that scene,” said Major Art Littlejohn.
The second shooting happened outside a home on Alma Byrd Lane around 2:15 a.m.
According to Spartanburg Police, officers arrived to find a woman sitting in the driver’s seat of an SUV with gunshot wounds to her legs and back.
“Based on information we’re getting from witnesses, we do believe that there’s a possibility of a connection with the individuals involved, knew each other,” stated Littlejohn.
Witnesses told officers that two suspects ran from the scene after the shooting.
The victim was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center with serious injuries.
Police said the two shootings are not related.
“We don’t ever want to see anyone that’s injured, whether it’s a juvenile or an adult. It’s serious, because when your emotions are high, you say I’m angry, I’m upset, but once you cool off, you say why did I do that,” said Littlejohn.
Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC or the Spartanburg Police Department.