Crime

Victim shot at during car break-in outside Rock Hill pizza shop, police say

Someone broke into a car in Rock Hill outside a pizza shop Sunday night and fired a shot at the vehicle’s owner, police said.

The victim was not hit by the gunshot, said Lt. Michael Chavis of the Rock Hill Police Department.

The incident happened after 11:30 p.m. outside the Empire Pizza Newport location, outside Rock Hill city limits, according to a Rock Hill police incident report.

The victim saw someone inside the victim’s vehicle, police said. After the suspect left the victim’s vehicle, the suspect fired a gun at the victim while fleeing the scene, according to police.

Investigators found a 9mm shell casing at the scene, officers said. A purse had been stolen from the vehicle, police said.

Surveillance video from the scene showed the suspect in another vehicle in the parking lot, according to the report.

No arrests have been made. The case remains under investigation, Chavis said.

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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.
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