Police investigate multiple drive-by shootings in Walterboro

WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCIV) --Walterboro police are investigating three drive-by shooting incidents that they say happened over the weekend.

The first resulted in a Walterboro man being charged with attempted murder after a drive-by shooting on Gruber Street Friday.

According to a report from Walterboro Public Safety, officers found several 9mm shell casings in the roadway. The victim told police that 28-year-old Shar-ron Maurice Jenkins was driving by in a blue Cadillac STS and began shooting.

Police found that at least seven shots were fired at the victim while he was driving his car south on Lewis Street. The car was hit but the victim was not injured.

Investigators looked into Jenkins' background and found that he was previously convicted of a violent crime and shouldn't even be in possession of a gun.

Later that day, Jenkins turned himself in to police. He is charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm within city limits,malicious damage to a vehicle, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possessing a firearm in the commission of a violent felony, and pointing a handgun.

Then, on Saturday night, officers responded to Sharon Drive after reports of shots fired at a home there.

The victim told police that she was standing in the doorway when she saw a car drive up, pause and as someone pulled her down to the ground several shots rang from the car as it sped away.

The victim said she stood up to find bullet holes through the door and into the walls. There were also bullet holes found in vehicles parked outside.

Because it was dark, the victim didn't have a description of the vehicle.

Finally, in the early hours of Sunday morning, another report of a drive-by was called in from Breland Street.

The victim told police she was getting up from her chair to turn in for the night when she heard "shots ripping through the window and the front door."

Police found six forty caliber shell casings from the street and twelve gauge shot gun silicate on the front porch.

Witnesses told police they saw a dark purple car turning away from the location but they had no other information for investigators.

If you know anything about these or any other crimes, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.