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Two men, 20 and 23, were ‘targeted’ in Rock Hill double killing, police say

The two victims of a double homicide in Rock Hill on Tuesday have been identified in what police now say was a targeted attack.

Zuinquarius McCrorey, 20, and Malik McCullough, 23, died inside a car at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Jones Avenue after they were shot, said Sabrina Gast, York County Coroner.

The men were found dead in a Chevrolet Impala around 1:40 p.m. after the car crashed into a fence.

No one has been arrested in the case, said Rock Hill Police Department Capt. Mark Bollinger.

Police have not said if they have any suspects. Police are also unsure if there is one suspect or more than one, Bollinger said.

“We do not have real leads at this time,” Bollinger said Wednesday morning.

Bollinger said that investigators, including Capt. Brent Allmon who heads up the detective division, do not believe the shooting was a random attack.

“We are pretty sure the victims knew their assailant, and that they were targeted,” Bollinger said.

Police have not said what the reason was for targeting McCrorey and McCullough.

The shooting happened on a residential street during the middle of the afternoon.

However, Bollinger said that because police do not believe that the shooting was random, the public is not in any danger.

“This was not a random act of violence,” Bollinger said.

Police were initially called to assist EMS in the crash, but then found that McCullough and McCrorey had been shot, according to police.

Both Gast and Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department said that the killings are being investigated as a double homicide.

The men who were shot were both in the front seats of the car, police said. Police did not say which of the men was the driver.

Neighbors said that they heard a noise and police found that the car had wrecked into the fence at the incident location, a few blocks east of downtown Rock Hill.

Results of autopsies and other testing remain pending, said Gast.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.