Two teenagers charged after Blacksburg double shooting

Published: Mar. 21, 2023 at 1:21 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2023 at 5:50 PM EDT
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BLACKSBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said two people were injured Tuesday during a shooting in the Blacksburg area.

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said social media posts indicated that the victims were reportedly meeting someone to exchange drugs when the shooting occurred. Mueller described the situation as a “drug deal gone bad.”

According to Mueller, the victims were a 17-year-old and a 25-year-old. He added that one of the victims is expected to be okay, but the other is still in critical condition.

Mueller stated that the shooting occurred around 11:40 a.m. near Stetson Lane. However, the victims were found a short distance away.

Deputies arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the shooting. His name has not been released due to his age, but he is charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith(Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)

A second suspect, 18-year-old Christopher Alan Smith, was taken into custody in York County Wednesday night on the same charges.

Anyone with information about the situation is asked to contact Lieutenant Jordan Cutchin at 864-489-4722 Ext. # 109, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-274-6372 or 1-888-CRIMESC.

Deputies are still investigating this situation. We will update this story as officials release new details.