Crime & Courts

Shooting death of SC 10-year-old called a homicide, coroner says

An investigation into the death of a South Carolina child is underway, the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office said.

A 10-year-old was shot and killed Saturday night, the coroner’s office said in a news release.

The death of Cabriya Lucas has been classified as a homicide, Coroner George Oliver said.

The Hanahan Police Department said it responded to a 911 call at about 10 p.m., WCSC reported.

At about 10:15 p.m., the coroner’s office said it was called to a Hanahan residence where the child died from a gunshot wound.

Information on what led to the shooting was not available.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, the coroner’s office said.

The child’s death is being investigated by the coroner’s office, Hanahan police and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Lucas attended Hanahan Elementary School, and the Berkeley County School District sent staff there to support students and teachers following the child’s death, WCIV reported.

There is no word on a possible suspect, or suspects, but Hanahan Police Chief Dennis Turner called Lucas’ death “an isolated incident,” according to WCBD. “There’s no reason for the community to be in fear for their safety,” Turner said.

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Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State focused on breaking news, public safety and trending news. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.