Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
AIKEN, S.C.(WRDW/WAGT) -- A shooting occurred at South Aiken High School on Friday night and created a lot of chaos as law enforcement worked to secure the scene.
We're on your side with a timeline of what went down Friday night.
A fight broke out and shots were fired as students and fans were leaving South Aiken High School after the South Aiken versus Aiken basketball game.
Public Safety confirmed they responded to the shooting.
Other law enforcement agencies were on scene for the game already.
Aiken Department of Public Safety said 3 people were shot.
The victims were taken to the hospital.
The active shooter scene was declared over but no suspects were taken into custody.
Aiken County Public School District releases statement on shooting.
Read the statement here.
The City of Aiken's Communication Manager issued a statement on the shooting. The statement said "Aiken Public Safety, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and SLED are working tirelessly to apprehend the person who fired multiple shots, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries to three people."
The full statement can also be found here.
A second release was issued by the Aiken County Public School District and Department of Public Safety. The release said the victims were: a 45-year-old female, a 13-year-old female, and a 19-year-old male.
It also said, "In addition to the South Aiken faculty, coaches, and staff assigned to the game, the event was staffed with six (6) off-duty Aiken Public Safety Officers working security. The increase in law enforcement presence was due to the expected large crowd. Nearly 1000 students, spectators, and guests attended the game."
Police said prior to the basketball game, a 15-year-old was arrested for having a firearm. The gun was not loaded.
Suspect remains on the run.
An incident report said investigators found 9 mm bullet casings at the scene.
They believe the suspect to be a black male between 18 and 35 years old. He was possibly wearing a hooded sweatshirt that was green, gray, or blue in color at the time of the incident.
Two suspects arrested in connection to the shooting.
Investigators said Dedrick Dashaun Nelson, 18, and Rakish Jenkins, were arrested on charges including carrying a pistol on school property and unlawful carrying of a pistol.
Rakish Jenkins was charged with attempted murder and firearm possession.