Man accused of firing shots at South Carolina Trump backers

State News

This booking photo released by the Fort Mill Police Department shows Marquise Damarius Asomani, who was arrested after police responded to a report of shots fired Monday evening in Fort Mill, S.C., the Fort Mill Police Department said in a statement Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Asomani is accused of firing gunshots at a gathering of President Donald Trump’s supporters along a road in South Carolina. (Fort Mill Police Department via AP)

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested and accused of firing gunshots near a gathering of President Donald Trump’s supporters along a South Carolina road.

Major Bryan Zachary of the Fort Mill Police Department said no one was injured in the incident Monday evening.

Sgt. Bill Rhyne of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said about 30 people had gathered and were waving American flags and holding up “Trump” signs.

Witnesses told police three men drove by several times while making “derogatory remarks” before the shots were fired.

Authorities said 23-year-old Marquise Damarius Asomani has been arrested and charged in the case.

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