Four suspected gang members were arrested Thursday in connection with a mass shooting at an illegal South Carolina party last month that left a 14-year-old girl dead and more than a dozen others wounded.
North Charleston police and US Marshals rounded up the suspects Thursday and charged them with manslaughter and gun possession in the May 22 attack that killed Ronjanae Smith in the city’s north end, WCSC-TV reported.
The gathering, which authorities described as an “unauthorized party,” turned deadly when a dispute between rival gangs erupted in violence, police said.
“They were so worried about themselves,” North Charleston Deputy Police Chief Ken Hagge said at a briefing Thursday.
“They don’t know how to conduct themselves out in public, that’s fine,” Hagge said. “They need to stay home, but we’re going to keep them home now.”
Ronjanae Smith was 14 at the time of her death.Facebook Rival gangs at the party started the shooting,