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Gang eyed for drive-by

Four Rock Hill teens have been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting that left another teen with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police believe the suspects, who are each either 15 or 16, are members of a gang and retaliated over an argument.

The two 16-year-olds, Quashon Emmanuel Davis of 1223 Springview Court and Ryan Parks of 1268 Ashbury Court, each face multiple felony charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and criminal conspiracy, said Lt. Larry Vaughan of the Rock Hill Police Department.

Davis and Parks, both arrested Tuesday, were charged as adults, Vaughan said.

Two 15-year-old females, arrested Friday and Monday, face the same charges, Vaughan said. Police hope to make three more arrests in the case within 10 days, he said.

All the youths are members of a Rock Hill gang, Vaughan said, but he declined to identify the gang.

The arrests stem from an incident that happened July 3 at a home in the Bristol Park subdivision. Around 4:30 p.m., police responded to a Baylor Drive home, where a front window had been shot out, according to a police report.

A 14-year-old male was shot in the right side of his chest, Vaughan said, but the wound was not life-threatening. Five teens were in the home during the shooting, he said.

One male teen told police he was upstairs when he heard a "loud boom" and ran downstairs to find the front window blown out, the report notes.

A 12-gauge shotgun was used in the incident, but authorities do not where or how the teens got the weapon, Vaughan said. Authorities also are not clear about who fired the gun.

"They're endangering innocent lives by blindly shooting into residences," Vaughan said. "Somebody could have lost their life."

Bond was set at $9,000 for Davis and Parks. Davis was released on bond from York County Detention Center on bond Thursday, but no information was available on Parks' status. Vaughan said the 15-year-old girls were released to their parents.

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