Lexington County, SC (WJBF) – The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has charged a Leesville, South Carolina teen in connection to gunshots fired at cars traveling on Interstate 20 Wednesday morning.
Kyle Len Ringo Pratt, 17, is charged with seven counts of attempted murder for allegedly firing several shots from a pistol from atop the Quattlebaum Road bridge over I-20. Pratt has also been charged with three counts of Discharging a Firearm into a Vehicle, one count of Possession of a Stolen Pistol, and one count of Possession of a Firearm during a Violent Crime.
“Based on our investigation, shots fired from the bridge struck three eastbound vehicles,” Lexington County Sheriff Bryan “Jay” Koon said. “Seven people were in those vehicles, one suffered a gunshot wound.”
Sheriff Koon said an anonymous tip led to the arrest.
According to Sheriff Koon, the investigation into the shootings is still open and more charges are expected.
Deputies will continue to run extra patrols along I-20 in southwest Lexington County for the rest of the week.