Rock Hill man shot during show at VFW Post

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 18, 2013 

— A Rock Hill man was shot in the leg and another man hit in the head with a bottle after a bullet flew during a show in Rock Hill and scattered a crowd of attendees early Sunday.

Around 1:30 a.m., police were called to the VFW Post on West Main Street after getting word about a fight and shooting, a Rock Hill Police report states. When officers arrived, they saw a large crowd leaving the area and a black Dodge Challenger speeding away.

Officers spoke with a security guard, who said he was working in the parking lot when the crowd left the building and he saw a man with a gash to his head get into a black Suburban and drive away.

The organizer of the event, who had rented the ballroom for a non-VFW activity, told police that he saw a man get hit in the head with a beer bottle. Shortly after, a single shot was heard inside the building near a side door close to the stage, according to the report.

Police could not find a bullet hole or casing inside the building. The head of security said all attendees were patted down at the front and back door. A side door that could only be opened by someone on the inside had been locked, the report states.

Police went to Piedmont Medical Center and met with Larry Brevard, 24, who suffered from a head wound. Brevard said he didn’t see his assailant. After speaking with Brevard, 23-year-old Freddie Thompson arrived at the hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound to the left thigh, the report states.

Thompson said he heard the shot at the VFW and ran outside with the rest of the crowd. That’s when he realized he had been shot, but he’s unsure who pulled the trigger.

Less than 30 minutes later, police responded to another shots fired called on Green Street.

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