Teen charged in shooting at Rock Hill apartment

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comDecember 11, 2013 

— A Rock Hill teenager has been charged with attempted murder after police say he is one of two gunmen who shot at two women last weekend outside an apartment complex.

Police on Wednesday arrested Jay Ronny “Lil Jay” Massey II, 17, charging him with two counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime and one count of carrying a pistol unlawfully, according to Rock Hill Police records.

The victims, 20 and 18, met with police on Albright Road at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday after they reported that they were shot at while pulling into the Glens Apartments on Glenarden Drive, according to a Rock Hill police report. As they drove into the parking lot, two men who were speaking with another woman in front of one of the buildings pulled out pistols and began shooting at their car.

The car was hit once in the driver’s side door, and the front driver’s side tire was struck several times, the report states. The women could not identify the gunmen, but were able to give police the name of the woman standing beside them.

Police spoke with the woman who identified “Lil Jay” and “Bloody” as the shooters, the report states. Police tracked down Massey’s mother, who was unable to give a reason for why her son would shoot at the women.

Police later learned that Massey fired the shots because he thought another man was in the car with one of the women, said Rock Hill police spokesman Mark Bollinger. Authorities are still looking for “Bloody,” whose real identity has not been disclosed.

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