Travelers Rest High School student shot in off-campus incident

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Travelers Rest police were called to the scene of a shooting at Brookside Pointe Apartments around 3:55 p.m. on Thursday.

Police Chief Lance Crowe said a teenager suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim told investigators shots were fired from a black car, but she was unable to give any additional information, Crowe said.

She was transported to the hospital by ambulance, but there is no word on her condition.

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Crowe said he believed the shooting was "an isolated incident."

According to Principal Lou Lavely, the teen was a student at Travelers Rest High School and was not at school today.

In a prerecorded message to parents, Lavely said there was no information that the event was related to the school, but additional personnel would be on the campus on Friday "out of an abundance of caution". (Listen to the entire message here.)

Anyone with information is urged to call Travelers Rest police at 864-834-9029.


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