Four teens in a small South Carolina city had been killed over the weekend in what a neighborhood official described Monday as a “tragic 24 hours.”
Newberry Police Chief Kevin Goodman instructed reporters that the teens, ages 15 to 19, had been discovered with gunshot wounds Sunday at two places inside a block of one another in the city of about 10,000.
Authorities had been nonetheless attempting to find out whether or not the shootings had been linked. Goodman stated Monday that the teens had been “not less than associates and inside the similar social circle.”
“As somebody who loves the group, somebody who loves the youth in this group, I’m in disbelief, and I damage to the core,” he stated. “We’re dropping our younger folks at an alarming charge.”
A motive wasn’t but recognized, and no suspects have been recognized.
MyKain Davis, 16, was discovered simply after midnight Sunday west of downtown Newberry, Goodman stated. He died at a neighborhood hospital.
Newberry (*24*) Coroner Laura Kneece recognized the opposite victims as Jahquindon Toland, 18; Jhisere Robinson, 15; and Sonterrious Davis, 19. They had additionally been shot, Goodman stated.
In an announcement Monday, the native faculty superintendent stated two of the victims had been former college students and two had been at the moment enrolled.
“The Newberry group has been deeply impacted by this weekend’s occasions, which has led to the lack of 4 younger lives,” Superintendent Alvin Pressley stated. “No mother or father, good friend, instructor is ever ready to face a tragedy like this.”