Man injured in Aiken’s second shooting in 24 hours
AIKEN, S.C (WRDW/WAGT) - For the second morning in a row, Aiken was the site of a shooting that injured a man.
Authorities learned about it after the victim, a 45-year-old Aiken resident, showed up at the Aiken Regional Medical Center emergency room with a gunshot wound early today.
After speaking with the victim at the hospital, Aiken Department of Public Safety officers learned the shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. at 517 Barnwell Ave. NE.
The victim said he had gone onto the front porch of the residence to get some air when a burgundy Ford Explorer drove by and someone inside it fired three shots, hitting him in his left arm.
The vehicle then left the scene, which is in a community of mostly two-story brick townhomes that’s across the street from Schofield Middle School.
The victim said he was not familiar with the vehicle or any of the occupants and that he does not know who would have shot him.
There’s been a flare-up of shootings in the past few days across the CSRA:
- Just Tuesday, another shooting was reported in Aiken at a Circle K at 1011 E. Pine Log Road. That incident was reported around 8 a.m., with a male victim being taken to a hospital and another male taken into custody.
- A man has been arrested in connection with a Saturday double homicide in Graniteville followed by a pursuit and shoot-out with law enforcement officers. The suspect was identified Tuesday as Pete Finch, 49.
- Two suspects have been arrested as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigates three shootings that have occurred in Wilkes County in the past week.
- A convenience store shooting in Warrenton has led to the arrest of a 24-year-old man after a GBI investigation.
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