3 in custody after shooting outside of York Co. store

by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:

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YORK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA - A gunman opened fire outside a busy store in the middle of the afternoon on Labor Day. It happened around 1:30 p.m. at J and K County Store off Gordon Road in York County. One man is in the hospital and three others are in custody.

"There was a lot of children out here, a lot of people could have been hurt," Owner Karen Starkey said. "It was just crazy to open fire on one person when you got a parking lot full of people."

Karen and Jaime Starkey run the small country store near Gordon Road and Highway 322. The clerk and witnesses told them what they saw. 

"They told us that a Mercedes was coming down the road, and turned around in the yard -- had three people in it," Jaime said. "And one of them got out, and was waiting for the boy to come out of the store and started firing on him."

Bullets flew. The victim was hit by one of those bullets and had to be taken to CMC, but is expected to recover. The three men took off.

"One of them started running up the road, and the other two in the Mercedes left," Jaime said.

But deputies quickly caught up to them, and now all three are in custody.