Five injured in Allendale shooting: "It's so sad, you can't go to the laundromat"

Sunday, June 2, 2019
News 12 at 11 O'Clock

ALLENDALE, S.C.(WRDW/WAGT) — Allendale Police say five people were shot Saturday night at the local laundromat and car wash.

"It's so sad you can't go to the laundromat and wash your clothes without somebody shooting," Allendale resident Annie Wright said. "That's sad."

People who live nearby say they heard multiple gunshots. Some say nearly 40 rounds.

There are two bullet holes in the glass windows at the laundromat.

There are even more bullet holes at the house behind the car wash. The shooting left behind three holes in the wall of the home and one in the car. It also struck their gas line. The homeowners didn't want to get on camera, but said they laid on the floor in fear as bullets fired off one after another.

In a small town like Allendale, Annie Wright says when something happens it affects the entire community.

"When one person hurts, I hurt," Wright said. "We all are in this world together. We all should love and get along."

While no one was killed, five people injured is five people too many.

"I hope that they find the guys that did the shooting and I hope they put them in jail and never let them go," Wright said.

Allendale Police have not identified the gunman, but they were able to collect evidence left behind hoping soon to collect answers.

"They don't know what they're facing, they don't know what's ahead of them," Wright said. "When they get behind them bars they're going to see and wish they never did it."