1 dead, 2 critical in Goose Creek shooting; Manhunt underway for suspect
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) -- One woman was killed and two teen girls were wounded in a shooting on the northern end of Goose Creek Wednesday afternoon.
According to Berkeley County deputies, the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon on Elmwood Place.
"We have one person who is deceased in front of the front door of the home," Berkeley County coroner Bill Salisbury said.
The Berkeley County Coroner identified the victim as 36-year-old Tammy Flowers. She is the suspect's wife, the coroner's office said.
Officials said suspect Darryl Flowers killed one woman wounded two teenage girls. The two girls were taken to a nearby hospital.
They were in critical condition Wednesday night, officials said.
"He is currently wanted by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office for one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder," Maj. Rick Ollic said.
Officers said they initially found Flowers' car on Amy Drive in Goose Creek. After leaving the car on Amy Drive, deputies said Flowers walked to a friend's home and had the friend take him to Lincolnville. Flowers the stole the friend's car and drove in the direction of Interstate 26, Ollic said.
Officials have issued a nationwide alert for a teal 1997 Ford Explorer with South Carolina tag JPY-963.
Flowers is the uncle of the two teen victims, deputies said.
Neighbors said the teens are related through his wife, the deceased woman.
"Their mother passed away and she took them in," neighbor Rhea Williams said.
Williams said Flowers and his wife separated recently.
"When my husband told me they weren't together I was confused because he'd come here every day. His car was in the cul-de-sac every day. It wasn't in the driveway, so it was evident he was watching the house," Williams said.
Flowers also made her uneasy, she said. She described an incident when he drove aggressively through the neighborhood while children were outside.
"This is a small neighborhood with only four streets. A lot of kids play out here. He would speed by. He would just zoom by me to make left turn before I'd make a right turn. I could tell something amiss with him. I thought it was just a marital issue they'd get through eventually," Williams said.
The shooting shocked the quiet Goose Creek neighborhood, where many residents sat outside after the shooting to wait for news.
"This is a 1950s neighborhood. We're kind of secluded in the woods where there's only three streets. I just pray for everybody involved," neighbor Leslie Delgado said.
Police ask anyone to call 911 if they see the teal Ford Explorer. They also said Flowers had ties to New York.??