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2 Dead, 1 Injured in Possible Gang-Related Killing in Aiken County; 3 Suspects Flee in Black Hyundai


Two people were killed and one was injured Sunday afternoon in a shooting outside a single-wide trailer in Aiken County that has indications of being gang-related, authorities said.

The names of the three victims injured outside the residence at 226 Wadley Drive have not been released. They were described simply as “three black males” who all suffered apparent gunshot wounds in the shooting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah said. The one who survived was rushed to an area hospital.

Officers are looking for a black Hyundai Elantra or Sonata with four doors carrying three black male suspects, Capt. Abdullah said. A motive is unclear, but the spokesman said “it does have that indications that it is gang-related.”

“Witnesses told investigators that before hearing the shots, the victims were in an argument with three (3) Black male suspects,” the captain said in a press release. “The last spotting of the car was when it turned onto Edgefield Highway.”

Anyone with information on the identities and whereabouts of these suspects are encouraged to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. The suspects should be considered as armed and dangerous.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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