School district gives statement on 14-year-old killed in Anderson Co. shooting

The latest on the shooting that killed a teenager Thursday morning
Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 6:10 AM EST
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BELTON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said teenage boy was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting overnight.

The Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called out to a scene along Willingham Road in Belton after the shots were fired around 2:30 a.m.

According to the coroner, 14-year-old Elijah Delbert Allen Sergent was found dead in the home with a gunshot wound.

14-year-old killed in Anderson County drive-by shooting
14-year-old killed in Anderson County drive-by shooting(WHNS)

Anderson County School District One released the following statement following the shooting.

The coroner’s office said the preliminary investigation indicates that Sergent was inside the home and was hit by a bullet fire from outside.

This incident has been ruled a homicide and is an ongoing investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office.

Stay tuned for more information.

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