Crime & Courts

14-year-old shot and killed in backyard of SC home


A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in the back yard of a South Carolina home over the weekend, according to police.

The shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. Saturday at a home on the 200 block of Bing Street in Allendale, according to the Allendale Police Department. Officers responding to a report of a shooting found the 14-year-old victim on the ground in the back yard.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Family members say the victim, Kenjay Brown, was part of a group of four friends hanging out at the home and that a weapon was mishandled when he was shot, reports WRDW.

No charges have been filed. The State Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Allendale Police Department in the investigation.

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed on the same street in July, according to WFXG.

Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.