Crime & Courts

3 charged in Easter shooting that critically injured 7-year-old, SC cops say


Three people have been charged in connection with an Easter shooting that left a South Carolina child critically injured, according to police.

It happened early Sunday with an argument on Muldrow Street in Bishopville, according to a release from the Bishopville Police Department. That’s about 55 miles east of Columbia.

Details are limited, but police say the argument ended with gunshots being fired.

Two adults were shot outside the home, and a 7-year-old child inside the home was injured when an errant bullet entered the child’s bedroom, police said. The child is in critical but stable condition at a hospital, and the two adults were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Carlton Burris, Shykillia Soloman and Shakimbra Reames each face three counts of attempted murder and one count of criminal conspiracy, according to the police department. A judge denied bond for all three suspects.

Attempted murder carries up to 30 years in prison for each charge, under South Carolina law.

The shooting came just one day after another 7-year-old was fatally injured in a domestic shooting in Newberry County. Sheriff’s officials said Iven James Caldwell was in a car with his mother and two siblings when Z’Xavier Sharif Davis opened fire on the car, hitting the woman and Iven, who died Monday.

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.