1 person in custody after 2 people shot at Bennettsville apartment complex, police say

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Johnathan Jenkins (Courtesy: Marlboro County Detention Center)

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Jenkins, after an incorrect spelling was provided by police.

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — Two people were shot Monday morning at the Marlboro Court Apartments, according to Bennettsville Police Department Lt. Larry Turner.

Detectives with Bennettsville Police Department arrested Johnathan Jenkins and charged him with four counts of attempted murder, discharging a weapon into motor vehicle, and the possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Police said Jenkins fired multiple shots into the vehicle the victims were inside, and then fled on foot to an apartment at Marlboro Manor.

As the SWAT team got to the scene, Jenkins exited the building and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

The victims were taken to the hospital to be treated. Jenkins is currently in the Marlboro County Detention Center awaiting bond.

The incident is still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the Bennettsville Police Department at 843-479-3620, Detection De’Aron Smith at 843-544-8178 or the Marlboro County Central Dispatch at 843-479-9999.

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