Deputies investigating 2 separate shootings at Clover Juneteenth celebration

Posted June 21, 2021 12:16 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Deputies are investigating two separate shooting incidents that happened at a Juneteenth celebration Saturday night in York County. Deputies said just before 11:30 p.m., they responded to the intersection of Oakridge Road and Bellaire Circle in the Oakridge community in Clover after getting a 911 call about several gunshots being fired during a Juneteenth celebration.Throughout the investigation, deputies learned three people were shot. Two of the victims were taken to the hospital by personal vehicles. The third victim, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to Atrium Health in Charlotte by helicopter. Deputies said all the victims are from Gaston County.

Deputies said they also are investigating a separate incident that happened about 30 minutes before near Regal Road and Oakridge Road. The victim told detectives that around 10:55 p.m., a car leaving the same Juneteenth celebration pulled in front of their car and almost caused a collision. The victim said he honked his horn and flashed his headlights at the car. Then, the suspect vehicle pulled up next to the victim and fired shots into the side of the car. The victim said he had his wife and two children, ages 8 and 11, in the car at the time of the shooting. Officials said a bullet hole was found in the right rear passenger door, where one of the children was sitting. No arrests have been made in either incident. If you have any information about these cases, call the York County Sheriff’s Office at 803-628-3059.