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Bystander shot in foot after attempted moped theft in Rock Hill

By Jonathan McFadden
jmcfadden@heraldonline.com

ROCK HILL A Rock Hill woman was shot in the foot early Thursday after police say a man who covered his face with a red bandana demanded another man’s moped after a near fender-bender.

At about 1:50 a.m., police were sent to Annafrel Street and Willowbrook Avenue after receiving complaints that a man got out of a gold Honda, held an “object” at a man on his moped and demanded the bike, according to a Rock Hill police report. The moped rider, 29, made a U-turn down Annafrel, but the man followed.

A witness told police he watched as the Honda followed the man on the moped before he lost sight of them and heard two gunshots, the report states. Police found a pool of blood and a moped at an Annafrel Street house.

The moped owner told police that when he pulled into the yard, he ran as the gunman began shooting at him and his friends, the report states. Three shots were fired, police said, and a woman, 27, was hit in the foot. Police did not find any shell casings.

While pulling out of Bob’s Food Mart on East Main Street, the man said a gold car swerved in front of him. He flashed his high beams at the car and headed home. When he stopped at Annafrel Street, one of the car’s passengers got out and pointed what he thought was a BB gun at him.

He told police the gunman sported braids and wore a red bandana that concealed his face. Police said the moped owner was “quite intoxicated” and his story “varied somewhat,” according to the report.

The woman was taken to Piedmont Medical Center, where she told officers she was standing on the sidewalk in front of the house when the gold Honda pulled up and a man started shooting.

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