1 killed, 4 others wounded in Moncks Corner shooting

By Gregory Woodsgwoods@abcnews4.comMONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) -- A teenaged girl was killed early Saturday morning during a shooting at a block party in Moncks Corner. Several other people were injured.According to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury, 19-year-old Ariel Morgan was shot at a block party on Tish Lane and taken to Medical University Hospital where she later died.A day before the party, the nursing student at Francis Marion University tweeted about her fear to go to the party. She tweeted "I really wanna show face at the block party, but I don't wanna to lose my life man."Taylor, who did not want her last name identified, was at the party and went to high school with Morgan. She said Morgan used to be a cheerleader."She was very outgoing and a bubbly person, she had a lot of piercings so me her had that in common and she was a very nice cheerleader," said Taylor.Shalay Simmons, who lives nearby, also was at the party. She said everyone was having a good time before shots rang out."I crawled to the ground, got behind a vehicle until I thought it was safe to run and I ran all the way home," said Simmons.Simmons made it home unharmed, and helped more than 30 people escape the flying bullets."Several people hid in my garage, and I just made sure they had rides and were able to call who they needed to call to get home safely," said Simmons.Simmons says hundreds of people came to the block party from all over the Lowcountry."I wish that we can be able to congregate and have a good time, and not have a young lady get shot," Simmons said.Four other people were wounded. Berkeley County deputies have not released their conditions or information about a suspect.An autopsy has been planned for Saturday afternoon, officials said.If anyone who was at the gathering has any information on the shootings contact the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office at 843-761-4412 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.
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