4 teens accused in Fort Mill pellet gun shootings

adouglas@heraldonline.comJanuary 9, 2014 

— Four teenagers are suspected of using air-powered pellet rifles this past weekend to shoot at cars in the Hensley Road area of Fort Mill.

Authorities are taking the incidents “very seriously” and deputies are questioning the teens about the incidents, said Trent Faris, York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

The pellet gun incidents damaged three cars on Saturday in Fort Mill. Two drivers reported then that unknown objects damaged their vehicle doors as they traveled down Hensley Road.

Another driver, William Robinson of Hensley Road, reported more serious damage. He said the shot shattered his passenger side car window. His 10-year-old daughter was in the passenger seat of his Dodge Caravan at the time and was showered with broken glass.

Deputies have now identified but not yet charged four teens who they believe are responsible, Faris said. Their names and ages have not been released. Criminal charges are pending.

Authorities believe the teens used two pellet rifles and one BB gun, he said, to target the cars “only for the purpose of vandalism.”

Reporter Rachel Southmayd and Fort Mill Times Editor Michael Harrison contributed.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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