Two other people have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Meadowlake Park that injured nearly a dozen people at an after-prom party in April.
Sincere Boatwright, 21, and Mayar Kual, 19, have been charged with 11 counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon in a violent crime, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said.
Information investigators received from the community helped identify those involved in the case, the sheriff’s department said.
The two men are the fourth and fifth people arrested in the case.
Christopher Pearson, 18, was also charged with 11 counts of attempted murder late last month for his alleged role in the shooting. The sheriff’s department said investigators may place Pearson at the park with a gun drawn.
Two teenagers, whose names have not been released by law enforcement, have also been arrested in connection with the case.
In the early hours of April 29, gunfire erupted at what was apparently an after-prom party in Meadowlake Park near Wilson Boulevard in northwest Colombia. Nine people were hit by bullets and two others were injured in the ensuing stampede. One girl was hit by a car and another suffered a hand injury. The ages of the victims ranged from 16 to 20, depending on the sheriff’s department.
The sheriff’s department said the investigation into the mass shooting is not yet complete and more arrests are expected.
“We haven’t finished. This is still a very active investigation,” Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release. “If you were there that night and you fired a gun, we’ll find you.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Department or submit a report through Crime Stoppers.