Teen girl dies after shooting at Taylors Pavilion Complex

Makiya Hawkins
Makiya Hawkins

TAYLORS, SC (WSPA) – Authorities say a teenager has died after she was shot at a sports and recreation complex.

Makiya Hawkins - Credit Hawkin's family
Makiya Hawkins – Credit Hawkin’s family

Deputies responded around 12:15 a.m. Sunday to the Pavilion Recreation Complex on Scottswood Road in Taylors.

Sergeant Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said officers found the girl lying on the ground with a gunshot wound and surrounded by a large group of people.

The coroner identified the victim as 17-year-old Makiya Alexandria Hawkins. She died Sunday evening at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Hawkins was a senior at Wade Hampton High School, according to Greenville County Schools. Additional counselors will be at the school Monday to assist grieving students.

An autopsy will be performed Monday.

Deputies are still investigating the shooting and tell 7 News there is no suspect information as of Sunday afternoon.

If you have any information, you’re urged to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME (232-7463).

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