An arrest has been made in connection with one of two shootings that occurred in Lancaster this week.
Late Monday, a 20-year-old man arrived at Spring Hospital with a non-threatening gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release. Deputies arrived at 12th Street, where witnesses state that an unidentified person began shooting at a group of people where the victim was located.
Markivious Samuel, 22, was identified as a suspect in that shooting and is charged with attempted murder, three counts of weapons violations, and armed robbery, according to the sheriff’s office.
A second shooting occurred Tuesday night at Woodcreek Apartments on Meeting Street when two male suspects opened fire in the parking lot, the release states. The men shot at a particular car sitting in the lot. The driver sped out as soon as the shots were fired, hitting several cars. No one was injured in the shooting, officials say.
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Investigators believe the shootings may be connected.
The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information to call 803-283-3388 or contact Crimestopper’s at 1-888-Crime SC. Anonymous tips may be left at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.