Male and female suspects arrested in connection with drive-by shootings

WINNSBORO – Two more arrests have been made in connection with the Winnsboro drive-by shootings.

Early this morning (Monday, Aug. 22), about 6:30, a 17-year-old male suspect in a shooting on W. College Street was arrested by the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety. 

The shooting occurred Aug. 11 on College Street near Spring St. in Zion Hill. The victim, also a teen, was shot in the upper chest. 

There is no more information on the suspect at this time.

Female Arrested 

Last night, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department arrested a female in connection with a shooting on Calhoun Street that occurred last June, according to WDPS Chief John Seibles. 

That shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. in late June in the 200 block of Calhoun Street.

Officers determined that the shooter’s vehicle was driving west on Calhoun when someone fired multiple shots, hitting two juveniles as they were walking west on Calhoun, according to the report.

A witness reported a gray sedan with tinted windows had driven slowly down Calhoun prior to the shooting.

One of the victims was shot in the back and the other initially told officers that a bullet grazed his stomach, but officers reported that he had difficulty standing and moving as he was loaded into the ambulance.

Officers reported that both victims were transported to Prisma Hospital in Columbia where they underwent surgery. Both were later reported to be in stable condition.

These arrests are a developing story and more information will be posted as it becomes available.

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