17-year-old charged after shootout in Rock Hill that left 3 teens dead, police say

A 17-year-old boy was charged with murder after three teens were shot and killed in a shootout overnight in Rock Hill, according to police.

Rock Hill police said they received several calls reporting gunshots after 10 pm Tuesday and responded to Gist Road near South Cherry Road.

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Rock Hill police said that three males were in a vehicle parked on Gist Road.

While they were sitting in the vehicle, two other males, 17 and 16 years old, walked up to the car and started shooting into it.

A 16-year-old, who was in the driver’s seat, was fatally shot, police said.

Ahmik Coleman, 17 of Rock Hill, was in the front passenger seat and returned fire striking the two shooters on the road. Someone in the backseat ran from the car.

Coleman got out of the car and started to run, but immediately returned fire again, killing the 17- and 16-year-old teens laying in the roadway, police said.

OMarian Small, 16, of Lake Wylie, was found dead in a vehicle at the scene, the York County Coroner’s Office said in a news release.

Kam’ran Brevard, 16, of Rock Hill, also died at the scene.

Evanta Hart, 17, of Rock Hill, was taken to EMS to Piedmont Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Coleman was shot in the hand and taken to the hospital, police said.

Detectives put the pieces together and issued two murder warrants for Coleman, charging him as an adult.

He was brought to the Law Center and taken into custody Wednesday night. Coleman’s bond hearing is Thursday.

“It was definitely sobering to see, like a body on the street,” neighbor Samantha Diener said.

Three people were shot Tuesday night and all three died, Rock Hill police said.

A Channel 9 crew at the scene saw a large police presence and crime tape blocking off Gist Road. A car was also seen with several bullet holes.

A man told Channel 9′s Tina Terry that his 17-year-old brother was one of the victims.

“He called me actually yesterday morning and I missed the call and I wish I could have answered just to hear that last ‘I love you’. Always ended a phone call with ‘I love you’ and now I’ll never get to hear him, or see him again. It’s sad,” Qua Hart said. “I just wish their was something I could have done. He was just too young to be taken.”

According to police, the shooting was not a random act of violence and that the community is not at risk.

Rock Hill police said an investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Neighbors were also shaken by the shooting because they said it’s normally a very quiet neighborhood.

Check back wsoctv.com for updates.

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