NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — A 72-year-old woman getting out of her car in a small South Carolina city died after being caught in the crossfire between people in two vehicles, authorities said.
Carolyn Sims was able to tell police officers in Newberry that people in a truck and a car were shooting at each other and she was struck Saturday night, Newberry Police Chief Roy McClurkin told media outlets.
Sims had a heart attack on the way to a Columbia hospital and died after speaking to officers, McClurkin said.
Police arrested four men, including a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old and charged them all with murder.
“This was a tragedy that took the life of an innocent victim,” McClurkin said in a statement. “This senseless gun violence must stop."