14-year-old accused of shooting, killing another teen in Horry County over weekend

Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 11:44 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 8:31 PM EDT
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CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - A juvenile was arrested after a shooting in Horry County left another teen dead.

The Horry County Police Department told WMBF News that the incident happened Saturday evening in the area of Bear Bluff Road, which is off Old Reaves Ferry Road.

According to the incident report, when officers arrived on the scene they found a juvenile on the ground with multiple “bleeding wounds.”

HCPD said EMS on the scene confirmed the teen died from their injuries.

Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson told WMBF News that the teenager charged in the case is 14 years old and is currently being charged as a juvenile with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Richardson said his office is taking a very aggressive approach due to the severity of this case.

“If the judge rules with the state, then the defendant, juvenile, would be treated as an adult and could suffer the penalties that any adult or any citizen would suffer,” Richardson said.

Rodney Aldum, who lives in the area, said one of the teenagers involved came up to him and his wife on Saturday night crying for help.

“My wife and I, she’s an Elvis fan, so we were talking about the new Elvis movie in our driveway, and this young man comes walking from that side of the street and he’s very upset, he’s got a phone, and as he walks by his he says, ‘My friends been shot, call 911,′” Aldum said.

No other information is available at this time.

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