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Aiken Boy, 12, Killed in Drive-By Shooting;


An Aiken boy was killed in a drive-by shooting on Wyman Street, authorities said.

It happened around 3:30 am. Saturday at 1415 Wyman Street, not far from North Aiken Baptist Church.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to the residence for shots being fired.  Edward F. McKenzie Jr., 12, was killed inside the home from the drive-by shooting, Coroner Daryl Ables said in a press release.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene from at least one gunshot wound.  A second child, a 13 year old, also sustained a minor gunshot wound to the leg and was treated at the scene, authorities said.

No suspect information or motive was released by the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Anyone with information on this crime should call Aiken Department of Public Safety at (803) 642-7620 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Callers may remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward up to $1000.

Note: If you have a photo or memory of the victim to share, please text it to The Jail Report at 803-487-3224.

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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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