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Multiple people shot at Clover Juneteenth celebration, deputies say

Deputies said at least three people sustained injuries at a Juneteenth celebration Saturday night

CLOVER, S.C. — York County Sherriff's Office said it's investigating multiple shootings from a Juneteenth celebration that left multiple people injured.

The shooting at a Juneteenth celebration occurred just before 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Oakridge Road and Bellaire Circle, according to the Sherriff's Office. The office said deputies responded to a call about multiple gunshot shots fired during a Juneteenth celebration.

"I've been here all my life," Oakridge community resident, Gary Johnson said.

For 66 years, Johnson has lived in the Oakridge community. He found it hard to comprehend what happened just feet away from his home. 

"We like to have a good time, but we don't like to have these kinds of disturbances," Johnson said. "Next thing you know, there's policemen and crime scene tape. I mean everybody was surprised, it just erupted out of nowhere."

Two of the three shooting victims were transported to a hospital in Gaston County by their own vehicles and another was transported to Atrium Health Center in Charlotte by helicopter.

Deputies also say several cars were shot during the incident. 

"We just hate it, we hate that it happened, this event was put on for people to have a good time, this ain't for violence," Johnson said.

Deputies say they also responded to a road rage call with shots fired shortly before the shooting at the celebration near Regal Road and Oakridge Road. The Sherriff's Office said the suspect pulled beside the victim and fired shots into the side of the car near Regal Road and Oakridge Road. 

The Sherriff's Office said a bullet hole was found in the right passenger seat where one of the victim's children was sitting.

The Sherriff's Office described the suspects car as a dark-colored four-door Chevrolet Malibu with a Georgia license plate.

The investigation remains ongoing. Detectives ask for anyone with information to call the York County Sheriff’s Office at 803-628-3059.

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