NBC affiliate WBBH quoted a woman at the scene who said she was celebrating her birthday inside the restaurant Society at Bell Tower Shops when someone shot her husband in the chest as she was paying her bill. She told the station that the shooter then shot and killed her son as he tried to run away.
Frederick Hopkins Jr., 74, was charged with murder in the killing of Sgt. Terrence Carraway, and six additional counts of attempted murder. The Associated Press reported that he is a Vietnam veteran who bragged online about his target-shooting skills.
Three of those injured were deputies from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office; the other three were from the Florence Police Department, where Carraway served for 30 years.
Hopkins Jr. remains in custody and hospitalized after being injured in the shootout. He is expected to be transferred to a detention center on Friday.
It happened around 2:39 p.m. in the parking lot of the store located in Freedom Square Shopping Center in the Germantown section of the city.
“It was just gunshots and people were just running,” said Timina Hughes, who was home across the street when the shooting occurred. “I looked out the window because I’m up on the third floor and I see the young man across the street on the ground.”
The victim, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the Rogers Park scene. The attacker, who was wearing a mask, managed to flee. The report said none of the victim’s items were taken.
“I saw him face down on the ground,” Lynda Kaplan, 50, told the paper. “We see each other every day. He’s out with his two older dogs, walking them, and he’s a frail older man. What could anybody possibly have against him?”
Later on Sunday, two 15-year-old boys were shot, one fatally, the report said. No arrests have been made.
A 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a stray bullet in what was apparently a freak accident while riding in the back seat of a car with his family Sunday.
Zackary Kempke and his family were driving near the Monte Cristo mountain range in a remote area of Rich County in Utah when he was struck in the head, according to the Rich County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said the bullet came from someone who was shooting at a target several hundred feet away from where Kempke was shot.
As the investigation continues into a why a female shooter opened fire at a drugstore distribution center, data shows that it’s rare for women to carry out such shootings — making Thursday’s incident unusual.
Authorities say a 26-year-old woman shot three people and wounded three more before fatally shooting herself in the Aberdeen, Maryland, facility. Snochia Moseley of Baltimore County was a temporary employee at the Rite Aid support facility who had showed up for work Thursday as scheduled, officials said.
ABERDEEN, Md. – A gunman killed three people and wounded two others Thursday at a drugstore distribution center in Harford County, Maryland, officials said Thursday.The shooting occurred at a Rite Aid support facility, and “what I understand is the location is secure,” said Rite Aid spokeswoman Susan Henderson. Roughly 1,000 employees work there, she said.