Man dead after overnight shooting near Petticoat Junction

By: Melissa Tune Email
By: Melissa Tune Email
scene of shooting

Aiken County deputies searched for up to three people after a man was shot in the head near Petticoat Junction. (September 24, 2010 / WRDW-TV)

News 12 First at Five / Friday, September 24, 2010

AIKEN, S.C. --- The Aiken County Coroner's office has confirmed that 25-year-old Timothy Wilson of Silver Bluff Road has died. Wilson died at 4:45pm this evening.

Captain Troy Elwell of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office tells News 12 that Wilson and two other men pulled up in a vehicle to a recording studio in the back area of a home on the 1800 block of Williston Road around 2:30 this morning. Wilson was shot in the head at least one time.

Shell casings from three different weapons were found at the scene. A weapon was also found in the Wilson's car. For several hours this morning investigators continued to search for the small clues that could determine what led up to the shooting.

The two other men in the truck, 23-year-old Devon Jones and 24-year-old Montell Bush, weren't harmed. Officers are not sure who started the shooting.

Captain Elwell says when deputies arrived at the scene, they heard shots. The suspect or suspects fled the scene shortly afterwards.

ACSO says currently they do not have an active description of the shooter(s), nor do they have a motive.

One of the victims in the car told investigators that he saw a green car, possibly a Honda Civic, in the area at the time of the shooting. The victim tell them he believes it may have been the suspects' getaway vehicle.

Bloodhounds were used to help deputies with the search along with New Ellenton Police Department, SLED and State Police.


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