Possible gang initiation leaves father, son injured in
By Jamie Rogers
Morning News Reporter
Published: December 24, 2008
A man and his son were shot more than five times Monday during what police are calling a random act of violence that might have been part of a gang initiation, Greeleyville Police Chief Cedrick Driffin said.
The father and son were preparing to back out of the driveway of a home on C.E. Murray Boulevard in Greeleyville when the driver of a car pulled up behind them and flashed the headlights to get their attention, Driffin said.
Someone got out, walked to the victims’ car, asked for directions to Kingstree and began shooting, the chief said.
The man was shot twice in both shoulders while his son was shot in the face, the shoulder and the hand, Driffin said.
Both are being treated at a Columbia hospital are expected to recover.
Police do not have a description of the car carrying the suspects.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Greeleyville Police Department at (843) 426-211 or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at (888) CRIME SC (274-6372). Callers need not reveal their identities.