Shootings that injured two juveniles in Fort Mill on Wednesday night has been tied to older teens from Lancaster, authorities said.
Darrian Parker, 17, of Pardue Street, Lancaster, has been charged as an adult with attempted murder, police said. He’s being held at the York County Detention Center. Another 17-year-old male from Lancaster was charged as a juvenile with unlawful possession of a firearm. He has been released to a parent, pending prosecution.
Fort Mill police say shootings at Forest Ridge Apartments injured two 16-year-old boys. They are being treated at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, according to Major Bryan Zachary of the Fort Mill Police Department.
The incidents began at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday when police dispatchers got several calls from residents in the area of 900 to 1100 Forest Ridge Drive. They reported gunshots.
“Officers responded immediately to the Forest Ridge Apartments, 2300 Forest Ridge Drive and Highway 21 North, and located witnesses that reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing an unknown number of persons fleeing the area, on foot and in vehicles,” Major Zachary said in a press release. “While at that incident location, officers received information that two subjects, that were allegedly involved in the shooting, had stopped at two different locations in close proximity and requested medical assistance for apparent gunshot wounds.”
A police report spells out more details on Wednesday night’s events:
While officers were rushing to a shooting call at the 1100 building of Forest Ridge Drive, dispatchers got a second call about a shooting victim in the parking lot of the Pump House in Rock Hill. A third call came in regarding a victim in the parking lot of Captain Steve’s.
Officers held all three locations with the assistance of the Rock Hill Police Department, York County Sheriff’s Office, and the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit.
Anyone with information on the shootings should call the Fort Mill Police Department, at 803-547-2022, or Crimestoppers of York County at 877-409-4321.