On the evening of Sunday, December 3rd, officers from the Greenville Police Department (GPD) rushed to the 600 block of East McCorkle Circle in response to reports of gunshots. Upon arrival, the officers were met with a distressing scene—two victims, an 11-year-old male and a 17-year-old female.
The young male struck once in the chest, was swiftly airlifted to another medical facility for urgent treatment. Tragically, the 17-year-old female victim was declared deceased at the scene by the Washington County Coroner’s Office. Witnesses recounted a harrowing sequence of events: a dark-colored vehicle pulled up to the victim’s residence, disgorging several assailants who began firing shots. The suspects fled the scene, heading north on McCorkle Circle.
In the aftermath of this tragedy, GPD investigators worked tirelessly throughout the night, leading to the apprehension of four suspects: Mardarius Hall (17), Joseph Hudson, Jr. (16), Danielle Miller (16), and Kendrick Malone (16), all residents of Greenville. The suspects now face serious charges, including Murder, Attempted Murder (4 counts), and Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling. They are awaiting their Initial Appearance at the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility.
Mayor Errick D. Simmons responded to the incident with a heartfelt statement, lamenting the senseless violence plaguing the community. He called upon residents to come together, urging an end to the reckless use of firearms that endangers lives and fractures communities. The mayor specifically addressed parents, imploring them to be vigilant about their children’s whereabouts and activities.
Mayor Simmons encouraged community members to engage in local neighborhood watch groups and violence intervention meetings. He emphasized the importance of collaboration with the Greenville Police Department, urging residents to report any suspicious activity. The mayor concluded with a poignant plea for unity: “If you see something, say something. Let’s join together in prayer for the families affected by these senseless tragedies and collectively work to end this cycle of violence in our community.”