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Police: Reward offered for info in 'senseless' killing of 18-year-old woman

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Loved ones attend vigil in honor of Jasmin McGill. (FOX Carolina/ 8/9/17) Loved ones attend vigil in honor of Jasmin McGill. (FOX Carolina/ 8/9/17)
Loved ones attend vigil in honor of Jasmin McGill. (FOX Carolina/ 8/9/17) Loved ones attend vigil in honor of Jasmin McGill. (FOX Carolina/ 8/9/17)
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Gaffney police said a reward has been offered after an 18-year-old woman was killed in a "senseless" shooting late Monday night.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Jasmin Angelica McGill of Brookwood Drive.

"This is just unreal," said Quincey Armstrong, Jasmin McGill's sister.

Family and friends joined together to pray for answers at a vigil Wednesday night. 

"Learning that a recent high school graduate was caught in the crossfire, and knowing that so many young girls were killed in the state and across the nation in the weeks prior to graduation is very devastating," said Jack Logan, founder of Put Down the Guns Now Young People Organization.

“McGill was shot during an incident that occurred in the yard of a residence on Lincoln Drive about 11 p.m. Monday.  She was transported from the scene by ambulance to the Spartanburg hospital where she died,” Fowler stated.

Fowler said an autopsy will be performed Wednesday.

Gaffney police said they were initially called to Lincoln Drive after a fight was reported and that it may be gang related.

The shooting occurred before police arrived.

Police said officers arrived to find McGill lying on Kennedy Street bleeding from her left leg.

"The children ran into to say Jasmin had been shot and they were screaming that they needed towels. I grabbed towels, ran outside and tried to stop the blood," said Alice Wilkins, a next door neighbor.

Police called the shooting a "senseless act" and asked anyone who can provide any information to call Det. Blair Dennis at 864-206-3341. A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

"Think about the misery and the pain that you've caused our family, her mother, her sisters, her brothers, her nieces, nephews, her best friends and her classmates," said Armstrong, "Think about the pain. Would you want someone to cause this pain on you? Do the right thing turn yourself in."

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