Woman dead in Rock Hill shooting; police say 2 people in custody

Rock Hill shooting on Farlow Street leaves one dead

A shooting on Farlow Street in Rock Hill left one person dead. Neighbors say at least two people were shot.
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A shooting on Farlow Street in Rock Hill left one person dead. Neighbors say at least two people were shot.

Two people are in custody in connection with a Wednesday night shooting that left one person dead in the Rock Hill area.

"We have two people in custody in which they are connected, but we still are investigating what happened," said Trent Faris, spokesperson for the York County Sheriff's Office.

No charges had been filed Thursday afternoon.

Faris said Lori Beth Marrs, 26, and Christopher Wayne Wright, 31, were being held awaiting warrants. Marrs and Wright are from Rock Hill.

"Further arrests could be pending, and further charges," Faris said.

The sheriff's office confirmed Thursday morning that a shooting on Farlow Street in Rock Hill was under investigation, and one person was dead. The York County Coroner's Office confirmed late Thursday morning that the victim is Kathy Terry, 27, of Rock Hill.

People who live on Farlow Street said at least two people were shot, one in front of a mailbox and the other in a car.

Farlow runs parallel to Cherry Road, off Mount Gallant Road.

Area residents said more than 60 law enforcement, coroner and other service vehicles filled the length of their road Wednesday night. They said they heard four or five shots, with a slight pause between bursts, after 8 p.m.

Area residents say the incident happened at the mailbox in front of an apartment at 102 Farlow St.

That building has an auto shop in back. A worker at that garage said people were arguing throughout the day Wednesday.

Several neighbors said a car pulled up to the area and began shooting. Several also said they suspect that a drug deal may have been involved in the dispute at the apartment.

People who live nearby said they were outside until about 4 a.m. Thursday as law enforcement questioned them, gathered information and searched for evidence.

"They searched my yard," said Barbara Wright, a resident on Farlow for more than 20 years. "They said there might be evidence in my yard. I led them out there to look."

Wright said officers "stood guarding my yard" just two houses down from where the shooting happened.

She and other neighbors say drugs have been an issue in the area. Several residents called what happened Wednesday night a "drug deal gone bad."

Farlow is a mix of homes and businesses, with a martial arts center beside the mailbox area and a carpet store just across Cranford Street. Many of the residents have been in their homes for decades.

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