Teen Injured in Shooting

10:08 AM, Jan 16, 2013   |    comments
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Pelion, SC (WLTX) -- One person is in custody and a teenager is in the hospital following a shooting Tuesday evening in Pelion.

According to Major John Allard with the Lexington County Sheriff's Dept., the incident occurred on Canal Drive around 6:30 p.m. when a man who was driving with his two daughters became involved in a dispute with a group of people in the roadway.

Allard says during the course of the dispute, one of those individuals fired into the man's vehicle, injuring one of the man's daughters.  Allard added authorities were able to capture and charge a suspect with attempted murder.

Allard identified the man as 24-year-old Burton Chavis.

The victim's mother tells News19 her 16-year-old daughter is in the ICU at Palmetto Health Richland.  Allard says authorities are still investigating exactly what led up to the shooting, but that the girl's injuries are not life-threatening.


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