8-year-old girl killed in Gaffney shooting

Photo provided by Kamryn's family

Gaffney, S.C. (WSPA) — Authorities say a child was killed after multiple shots were fired into a Gaffney townhouse.

The call came in just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

It happened on West Buford Street.

According to Gaffney police, the child was inside the apartment when multiple shots came through the window. The coroner’s office said the child was hit by a bullet that came through the window as she sat on the sofa.

The victim has been identified as 8-year-old Kamryn Montara Lamya Bradley of Shelby, N.C.

Bradley was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Police say the victim did not appear to be a target.

“It appears she was not a target but rather a victim of some person or persons who fired multiple rounds into the apartment from the parking lot,” said Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler. “This is another tragic, senseless loss of life at the hands of gang related activity, this time an 8 year old child. It has to stop.”

No suspects have been identified at this time.

Police urge anyone with information to contact Det. Sgt. B. Blanton at (864) 206-3334, or SC Crime-Stoppers at 1-888-274-6372.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.