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4 teenagers shot dead in hours in small South Carolina town

NEWBERRY, SC — Four teenage boys were gunned down within hours of each other in a small town in South Carolina over the weekend, prompting the area high school to switch to virtual learning while officers were stepping up patrols, authorities said.

No arrests have been made in the shooting early Sunday in Newberry that killed a 16-year-old and in the deaths of three teenagers in a shooting this afternoon about two blocks from the town of 10,200 residents, said Newberry Police Chief Kevin Goodman. .

“All the victims are somehow related. They knew each other. From what I understand they were in the same circle,” Goodman said.

The victims of the second shooting were between the ages of 15 and 19, Newberry County Coroner Laura Kneece said. She did not release the names of the victims and said autopsies were planned.

One of those interviewed in the first fatal shooting was killed in the second shooting. Goodman said it was too early to determine whether retaliation was involved and he hoped to release more information on Monday.

“When you really don’t know all the players and what comes of it, that’s always a concern,” Goodman said.

Newberry Police were patrolling the entire town about 40 miles northwest of Columbia with the assistance of Newberry County Deputies and State Police.

Newberry High School decided to make Monday an online learning day, closing the campus as a precaution even though no direct threats were made.

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