2 men shot by masked gunmen in Rock Hill; suspects still sought

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJune 6, 2014 

— Two masked men are suspected of shooting two people in Rock Hill Thursday evening, sending one victim to the hospital with a flesh wound while the other has suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, police say.

At about 9 p.m., police were sent to 626 E. White St. after receiving word of a shooting involving two victims, according to a Rock Hill Police Department news release. Police found two victims, both men, ages 25 and 27, suffering from gunshot wounds.

The suspects had fled before officers arrived.

One victim was shot in the arm and treated at Piedmont Medical Center, the release states. The other victim had been shot twice in the chest and was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where is expected to recover.

Police would not reveal the identities of the victim in order to protect them.

No weapons were recovered during the police investigation, and a motive is unknown.

Detectives are still investigating, authorities say. The suspects, who have been described as two men wearing masks, left the scene in an unknown car.

Four people at the home on White Street declined to comment Friday morning.

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