Gaffney teen killed in ‘senseless act,’ say police

Jasmin Mcgill (Facebook)
Jasmin Mcgill (Facebook)

GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) — Authorities are investigating the deadly shooting of a Gaffney teen.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Jasmin Angelica Mcgill, 18, of 106 Brookwood Drive.

Mcgill died shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mcgill was shot in the yard of a residence on Lincoln Drive about 11 p.m. Monday and died after she taken by ambulance to the hospital, Fowler said in a statement.

Her death remains under investigation by local authorities, including the Gaffney Police Department and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Gaffney police said in a Facebook post that  Mcgill was a bystander who was shot and killed in a “senseless act.”

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said investigators are still speaking to witnesses and no arrests have been made as of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to a police report, an officer responded to a report of a fight on Lincoln Drive. The report states that the suspect, or suspects, were armed and that the call was possibly gang related. Before police arrived, Mcgill was shot. She was found laying on Kennedy Street bleeding from her left leg, according to the report.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is asked to call Det. Blair Dennis at 864-206-3341.

Fowler said an autopsy is scheduled Wednesday.