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ACSO: Aiken Teen, 16, Dead in Beech Island Shooting


Aiken County authorities say a 16-year-old Aiken girl was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night on Diamond Street.

The victim has been identified as Gail McFadgen. (Note: We are looking for a photo of the victim. If you have one, please email it to

Around 9:07 pm, deputies responded to the 200 block of Diamond Street after being notified of a 911 call for help. When they arrived, witnesses told deputies that a dark blue 4-door Honda Civic drove past them at a high rate of speed, when they heard a loud gunshot.

Responding deputies located the injured teen laying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. Aiken County EMS was called to the scene and transported McFadgen to an area hospital for emergency care, where she died from her injuries.

Witnesses told deputies that the suspect was possibly wearing a white t-shirt. The suspect vehicle fled the area prior to deputies’ arrival in the area.

“Investigators are currently following up on all information and leads that were provided by witnesses on scene,” sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah said.

If anyone has any information about this case, we encourage them to call the Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811 or Crime Stoppers at (888) CRIME-SC (888-274-6372)

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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