Two men, two women shot at McCormick apartment complex
McCORMICK, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - An investigation is underway into a shooting that injured four people early Sunday in McCormick.
It happened at the Cherry Valley Apartments. McCormick Police Chief Bo Willis says all of the people involved were at the residence of one of the victims.
Willis tells News 12 two men and two women were shot. All four victims were taken to Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood. One of the victims was later transported to Greenville for more treatment, but as of 5:30 p.m., medical staff had reportedly stabilized him. The other three victims were released from the hospital.
Willis says Marteze Robinson is the suspect in this case. Police say witnesses tell them Robinson became paranoid, pulled out a gun and started firing.
Jack Logan, an anti-gun violence advocate and friend of Robinson urged him to turn himself in.
“I sent him a text message asking him not to hurt himself. I always called him my son,” said Logan. “In that same text I sent him, I asked him if he would turn himself in to the police.”
Robinson reportedly turned himself in to authorities around 4:30 p.m., but before he was booked into jail, Willis says he was taken to the hospital because he allegedly took illegal narcotics.
“You should never be using drugs. You should never be. And I take that seriously,” said Logan.
Logan says Robinson told him he was acting out of self-defense, and police say they’re currently looking into both sides of the story.
For now, Logan remains adamant on his mission to stop gun violence through outreach with his organization Put Down The Guns Now Young People.
“What happened in the city of McCormick last night should not have happened,” said Logan.
One of the victims, Willis says, was an elderly woman who was on oxygen and could barely walk. The chief says Robinson shot her first, hitting her twice in the thigh and in the knee.
Willis says Robinson will be formally charged with one count of attempted murder, three counts of assault and battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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