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Wave of violence continues with new shooting reported in Aiken County

Aiken County Sheriff's Office
Aiken County Sheriff's Office(WRDW)
Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 10:28 AM EDT
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MONETTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A wave of violence continues in the CSRA, with the second report of a shooting within one day in the Aiken County area.

Dispatchers got a report around 10:20 a.m. today that a victim had been shot in the face and was at a Dollar General store at 5480 Columbia Highway in Monetta. When authorities arrived, the patient wasn’t there. They did, however, find a vehicle that reportedly had been shot.

Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Eric Abdullah said the victim was reportedly picked up by someone before first responders got there.

The shooting may have occurred elsewhere, according to Abdullah.

Around the same time as the shooting victim was reported, dispatchers received multiple reports of gunshots being fired from a white pickup on Old Shoals Road.

At about 11:15 a.m., Abdullah told News 12: “We are in the area of Old Shoals and Old Lane, looking for a possible scene.”

String of shootings shakes CSRA

It was the second local shooting of the day, the third within two days in the Aiken County area, and the latest in a flare-up of violence:

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