An alleged gang member who beat a double murder rap is now accused of shooting two women outside a Colleton County nightclub early Friday.
Kaylon Ramer Aiken, 26, of Carn Street in Walterboro, is wanted on two charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He is considered armed and dangerous, according to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting occurred at about 2 a.m. outside Plum Crazy Night Club on Jefferies Boulevard, near Walterboro, Sheriff George Malone said.
Witnesses told deputies a fight occurred inside the club just before shots were fired outside as people were leaving, Malone said.
Deputies rushed to Colleton Medical Center after two women showed up there seeking treatment for gunshot wounds, Malone said. Jeronica Chaney had been shot in the lower abdomen and Alexis Brown was wounded in the back of her left knee, he said.
Authorities did not release the women’s ages, hometowns and conditions. They also did not reveal how they tied Aiken to the crime.
Malone said investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.
In 2007, Aiken was charged with two counts of murder in a shooting that left two dead at a Ritter mobile home. He was found not guilty of those charges in November 2008.
Some investigators and residents have said they believe anger over his acquittal later spurred much of the subsequent violence between his Dooley Hill gang and the Sand Hill gang in Ritter.
Anyone with information on the suspect can call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.