In Spartanburg county unknown suspects opened fire on the G.D. Broome High School parking lot following a basketball game Thursday Night. Witnesses say they saw three or four men get into a getaway car.
The Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office says there were no injuries other than one victim who said he was grazed by a bullet, but had no visible injuries and refused medical attention.
The suspects face property damage charges as well as having a firearm on school property. Other charges may surface as the investigation continues. Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Ivey says the next step is interviewing witnesses.
“Were looking for three, possibly four, suspects that were seen getting into the vehicle and leaving. Investigators are going to be re-interviewing some witnesses and a possible intended victim,” he says.Ivey says it cannot be determined yet whether gangs were involved in the shooting.
“There is a gang overtone in this but as far as being able to positively, beyond a reasonable doubt, state that this was specifically gang related, were not at that point yet in the investigation.”
Although the suspects did not hit anyone, Ivey says they did hit the school.
“Forensic investigators found where several rounds had struck the brick work on the side of the building and one round that had actually struck the base of one of the doors leading out of the gymnasium” he said.
Spartanburg County officials ask that anyone with information call the Sheriff’s office or Spartanburg Crimestoppers at 864-58-CRIME.