North Augusta 14-year-old shot

July 16, 2007

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.---Aiken County investigators are looking into a shooting. Deputies say two men fired 21 rounds into a mobile home at 520 Bradley Drive around 3:15 this morning.

A 14-year-old boy sleeping in a back bedroom was shot.

The boy was undergoing surgery for a broken leg at MCG late this morning. There is no word on whether he was the intended target in the shooting.

Here is additional information from the sheriff's office:

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, is investigating the shooting of a 14-year-old boy, who was wounded early this morning while asleep at 520 Bradley Drive, North Augusta, South Carolina.

About 3:15 a.m., another family member heard three automobiles stop in front of the beige mobile home, a white sport utility vehicle and two small cars, one white and one gray. Two men got out of the automobiles, had a brief conversation and then shot numerous times into the mobile home.

The teenager was struck in the left leg as he slept in a bedroom in the rear of the mobile home.

Aiken County Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office: (800) 922-9709. Individuals also should call Crimestoppers of the Midlands: (888) 559-TIPS. Callers will remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1000.

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