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Summerton-area graduation party ends in drive-by shooting

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A Summerton-area Graduation Celebration held on St. Paul Road ended with a drive-by shooting Saturday night around 11pm. Authorities say that there were seven victims, one 12-year-old, one 13-year-old, two 15-year-olds, a 17-year-old, and a 36-year-old, with one 32-year-old female who died this morning in Manning.

“We do believe it was gang-related,” said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley. “We believe one or even two cars approached the scene and opened fire.”

There have been no arrests at this time, but the Sheriff’s Office has been on the case since the shooting occurred. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414.

“We will not let up on this,” said Baxley. “This is a senseless act of violence that was not random, it was targeted, […] and we are going to be on it wide open.”

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