ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – A string of violence in Anderson overnight Wednesday sent 6 people to the hospital with gunshot wounds.
In one of the sleeping neighborhoods on Montague street, according to neighbors, was jolted awake late Tuesday night. Anderson Police say that’s when the night of violence began.
Dozens of gunshots hit a home, sending three people inside to the hospital, one of which was a 13 year old boy in critical condition. Police say he remains in critical condition Wednesday night.
“Last night I heard a boom but I don’t know what the boom came from I was in the bed asleep,” Sheila said. “This is a good neighborhood but with all this activity going on you know something needs to be done about it.”
Less than an hour into the investigation, police were then called to a home on Gamewell court. It was for a second shooting, where one woman was shot in the foot. Two children were also inside of the home. They were unharmed after the gunman fired several rounds into the home from the street while they were asleep.
“I was on the phone and I started hearing shooting and I thought was it fireworks? And I was like nah it ain’t July 4th. It ain’t the beginning of the year, so I was like it’s gunshots,” Jah Golden said.
Then, while blue lights were still on scene at the 1st and 2nd shooting, a 3rd shooting call came in to police around 3 a.m. The new scene was only 5 minutes away on Hudgens street. There two people, including a man in a wheelchair, were hurt after their home was also shot up.
Police say they believe the first and second shooting may be connected because members of the same family live at each home. All of the victims were taken to the hospital for their injuries.
Now, neighbors are praying that all 6 of the victims recover fully. Most of all they hope the people responsible are taken off the streets and that the violence stops.
“I was thinking like man they could have confused that house with this house and my house could’ve gotten shot up,” said Golden.
“Really I’ve been here over 40 years and I can’t tolerate it. I’m just telling you it is what it is and it’s gotten outrageous,” Sheila added. “I can’t go through this pain wondering what’s going on, what’s going on? Cause it doesn’t have to be this way.”
Anderson police say 3 more calls for shootings were received overnight but that when they arrived on scene, the claims were unfounded.
Anderson County deputies say they were also called around 1:18 am Wednesday for a drive-by at Duvall Drive in Anderson. No one was hurt and they say they have no direct connection to any of the other shootings at this time, but they are working with Anderson Police to investigate.
Anderson Police say they are working to determine a connection and a cause behind all of the shootings.
No arrests have been made in the shootings. If you have information about any of the shootings call Anderson Police.