UPDATE: Friend of victims in Aiken County shooting speaks out

UPDATE: Friend of victims in Aiken County shooting speaks out. (WFXG) AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) -

UPDATE:  Israel Pickney was with the victims when the shooting happened on Dry Branch Road. He is mourning the loss of his friend. He says he replays the frightening scene that unfolded in his front yard. "I've been here all day trying to understand why they killed this man in my yard."

Every night Devonte Green and his friend would meet in Israel Pickney's yard before heading to work. And on the night of May 16, they were getting ready to pull out the driveway when someone walked up to the back door of the car and started shooting. "Devonte hollered I'm shot. I'm shot. I'm shot. He was holding my legs and he was telling me not to leave him. Don't let him die like this.", says Israel Pickney."

Not only did 22 year old Green get shot, but the other man in the car was also shot. Paramedics rushed them to the hospital where Green died a few hours later. Now dealing with the loss of his friend, Pickney says the violence needs to stop. "How many people got to get killed before people realize enough is enough?"

Officials say the other victim is in critical condition.


Aiken County authorities along with the Aiken County Coroner's Office have confirmed a shooting that left one man dead and another injured.

The shooting happened Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. Deputies were called to the 300 block of Dry Branch Rd. where they found two males suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. One of the victims has been identified as 22-year-old Devonte Green of New Ellenton, SC. He was pronounced dead at 11:19 p.m. after arriving at the hospital. The other injured person has not been identified.

An autopsy of Green is pending at this time. Green, the unidentified injured man and two other men were inside a vehicle attempting to leave for work when an unknown suspect fired shots. This is still an ongoing investigation as no suspects have been named. If you have any information on this incident, you are asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at (803) 642-1761.

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Source : http://www.newschannel10.com/story/35448548/aiken-county-shooting-leaves-one-dead-one-injured

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