Deputies trying to piece together shooting in nightclub parking lot

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By Chris Sardelli

A man was shot outside a Lancaster nightclub early Sunday morning, Feb. 3, and deputies are still trying to piece the incident together.

Sheriff’s deputies found the 23-year-old man at 1:36 a.m. after responding to a reported shooting outside Grown Folks night club, 1418 Kershaw Camden Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The victim told deputies he was standing in the club parking lot when he heard gunshots and then realized he had been shot.

He did not see or know who shot him and no one in the crowd outside the club could provide deputies any additional information about the incident, according to the release.

Both criminal and crime scene investigators responded to the scene and began a detailed investigation.

The victim was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries, though the victim’s condition and the specific hospital where he was treated were not available Tuesday, Feb. 5. 

Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said Tuesday there were no updates in the case and no arrests had been made, though he expected to have more information in the upcoming days.

Shaw did say the victim was released from the hospital sometime Monday.

The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information about the shooting or those responsible to call them at (803) 283-4136 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime SC (1-888-274-6372). You can also e-mail or text your anonymous tip at: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.

Separate shooting

Police investigators are also looking for suspects in the shooting of a Lancaster teen late Monday night, Feb. 4. 

Several officers were called to the 1900 block of Pardue Street at 9:18 p.m. about a shooting incident, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

As officers secured the scene, they found a 15-year-old male victim lying in a grassy area who appeared to have been shot in the lower part of his right leg, the report said.

“(He) was in a lot of pain and was not able to provide any information about the incident,” an officer wrote in the report. 

Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services transported the teen from the scene by ambulance, though it is unknown at which hospital the teen was treated. 

The case remains active, though no further details were available from the police department late Tuesday afternoon.  


Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416