Walterboro Shooting Victim Just Wants Gun Violence to Stop
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCIV) —
There were two separate shootings in Colleton County Wednesday night. Shortly after 9 p.m. deputies found 24-year-old Tahara Crosby dead in a home off Twin Oaks Drive. Crosby’s boyfriend, 23-year-old Khalil Morgan is charged with her murder.
Then around 11:30 p.m., two people were injured in a drive-by shooting off Gadsden Loop in Walterboro. One of the victims was shot in the hand. The 26-year-old woman was still shaken up Thursday afternoon, reluctant to show her face on camera.
“I was scared this morning when I first came back, but they’ve been patrolling,” she said. “I was over there with my brother, I call him my brother, and we were sitting on the porch smoking cigarettes and when I looked, I just heard shots fired. I wasn’t paying attention because we were having a whole conversation and we didn’t think someone would come do something like this.”
The man she calls her brother is recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound. She said he’s expected to make a full recovery. She said he was shot trying to protect her and said it’s not the first time she or other people on their street have been a target to gun violence.
“This wasn’t my first time,” she said. “My first time was when we were getting out of the car and they were firing at one of us in the car.”
She said she’ll likely need surgery to fix the broken bones in her hand. In the meantime, she hopes Colleton County authorities will put an end to on-going gun violence. Officials said they’re investigating the incident.
“I just hope they get the crime watch down so all this killing and unnecessary killing can stop. It’s crazy. Walterboro was never like this,” she said.