North Charleston, SC – City officials are offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest of the suspects who opened fire beside a children’s baseball game at Pepperhill Park on Monday night (video below).
Witnesses told North Charleston police that a “large group” of teenagers pulled into the parking lot of the recreation area located in the 7600-block of Brandywine Road during a youth baseball game on April 25, WCSC reported.
A fistfight broke out and then moments later, gunfire erupted.
Witnesses told police the teenagers started shooting at each other, WCSC reported.
Then they jumped back into their vehicles and fled the parking lot, still shooting at each other from their vehicles.
A baseball team was on the field when the shooting started, and video of the game showed terrified children and coaches on the field dropping to the ground or running for cover.
Some of the children and coaches crawled off the field on their hands and knees.
The video showed some of the children were frozen in place in fear as gunfire continued to erupt nearby.
Frantic parents in the stands can be heard screaming instructions to players to run and get down.
Police responded to Pepperhill Park in under a minute, WCSC reported.
Multiple vehicles in the parking lot were damaged by gunfire by nobody affiliated with the baseball game had been wounded.
North Charleston Police Assistant Chief Greg Gomes said officers recovered a firearm from a vehicle at the scene.
Asst. Chief Gomes said officers also found two more weapons near the baseball park that they believed may have been used in the incident, WCSC reported.
The police official said they needed the public to come forward with any information about who was responsible for the gunfight.
“We’ve all seen that video,” Asst. Chief Gomes said. “If that doesn’t pull at everyone’s heartstrings I don’t know what will.”
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey announced a $10,000 reward for the arrest of the individuals involved in the Pepperhill Park gunfight, WCSC reported.
“We will not tolerate this behavior and we will not allow this behavior to carry forward,” Summey said.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below:
Only in America. Kids flee, crouch in terror as gunfire erupts at South Carolina Little League game. pic.twitter.com/5bWO6JSpUV
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) April 27, 2022