Greenville County deputies are investigating two shootings that killed one woman and sent two others to the hospital Friday night. The same suspect may be responsible for both crimes.
Deputies said the first shooting happened just after 10 p.m. on Camelot Lane.
They arrived to find one person injured from at least one gunshot injury. That victim was taken to the hospital.
A short time later, deputies were called to Crestwood Forest Apartments on Crestwood Forest Drive and found two more people, a man and woman, had been shot. Both victims were transported to the hospital.
GCSO provided an update on Saturday saying the woman passed away from her injuries.
The Greenville County coroner identified the victim as Veronica Elliott, 31, who lived at the apartment complex. The coroner said Elliott was shot in the torso by one of more suspects outside her apartment. She died during surgery just before 1 a.m. Saturday.
Elliott's girlfriend, Chassatie Bates, said it is not fair that her children and grandchildren will no longer have their mother.
"She left babies and grandbabies on the planet without her," Bates said. "It's not right."
Deputies said witnesses in both cases gave similar descriptions of a male suspect driving a dark colored sedan.
Cathy Barton, the mother of the male victim from Crestwood reached out to FOX Carolina's Cody Alcorn. She said the bullet shattered a bone in her 18-year-old son's leg and he will undergo surgery on Saturday afternoon. Doctors will place a rod in his leg.
Barton said her son, Jordyn Hood, was visiting his girlfriend, who lives at the complex when he was shot twice int her right leg and three times in the left leg.
"My first thought was please don't let my child be dead," Barton said. "I was like, 'oh my God, oh my God'."
Hood spoke with FOX Carolina's Alexa Rodriguez on Monday and said he had five holes in his legs and was still in pain. Hood said someone approached his group and asked for someone who wasn't there before shooting.
"You shot and you killed an innocent person that had nothing to do with the reason you where there," Barton said of the shooter. "Yeah, you're a coward."
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