Two men have been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with an apparent drive-by shooting on Bob-O-Link Road late Saturday.
The next day, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Alan Leon Holloway, 20, of 1636 Westover Acres Lane in Lugoff; and Levi Marshall Gibbs, 20, of 1102 Bradford Ridge Lane in Columbia. The pair are charged with discharging a firearm into a dwelling and attempted murder and are accused of shooting two people.
At about 10:20 p.m. Jan 16, deputies were sent to a residence on Bob-O-Link Road after a report of a shooting. Arriving deputies discovered that a man and a woman had been struck by pellets from a shotgun. Deputies and investigators found spent 12-gauge shotgun casings in the front of the residence. Both victims were taken to Kershaw Health for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, then released, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release Monday.
A description of the suspects’ vehicle was broadcast to Kershaw County law enforcement agencies. Later that night, an Elgin Police Department officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle traveling at high speed. When the office turned on her blue lights, the vehicle sped off and at times turned off its lights in a successful attempt to evade the officer, according to the Sheriff’s Office release.
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Less than a minute later, a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office traffic officer, who had responded to the vehicle pursuit, observed tire skid marks on Wildwood Lane that he had not observed earlier. He turned around to investigate, found a shoe in the road, then he saw the suspects’ vehicle, the release said.
The vehicle had wrecked and was wedged in some trees. The driver of the vehicle, Holloway, was still in the vehicle, injured, lying next to a 12-gauge shotgun. Gibbs was standing outside the vehicle. Both men were badly injured and were taken by EMS to Kershaw Health hospital for treatment, the release said.
Gibbs and Holloway were treated at Kershaw Health and released to the Kershaw County Detention Center where they will remain pending a bond hearing.
Neither Gibbs nor Holloway have previous arrest records.
“Here is another example of gun violence that can be addressed by our existing laws,” Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said in the release. “These two young men are clearly a danger to the community and should not be released on bond. Hopefully, the judge who sets bond will recognize this, as well, and deny bond.”