2 people injured in shooting just outside North Augusta
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Law enforcement officers rushed to the area of Liberty Hill Road after at least two people were shot Thursday afternoon.
The incident was reported at 12:08 p.m., and Aiken County deputies and North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers rushed to the scene.
One victim was shot in a leg and the other was shot in an arm and a leg, and both were taken to a hospital. The injuries didn’t appear life-threatening, according to deputies.
At the scene, the incident appeared to have happened in a backyard in the 100 block of Vidot Court.
That backyard as well as the left side of the house and a gravel driveway were cordoned off with crime scene tape and officers were scouring the area.
There were tire tracks in the driveway, looking like someone had sped away.
Yellow evidence markers were placed all over the driveway and elsewhere, including under a trampoline behind a house.
The neighborhood is in county jurisdiction, so the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on the case, while North Augusta officers are assisting.
Even though the shooting had taken place under an hour earlier, the neighborhood was quiet around 1:40 p.m. Not a lot of neighbors were outside, and there was only a small amount of traffic on the roadways.
The homeowner tells us she didn’t know the two involved and didn’t see the shooting happen.
The shooting is among dozens that have swept the CSRA in the past year, claiming more than 80 lives since mid-April.
Authorities have blamed most of those crimes on gangs, and many of the victims and suspects have been young men.
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