Suspect charged with attempted murder after teen girl shot in SC

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - South Carolina police were called to Wayside Drive near Conway Sunday night about a shooting. 

The report from police says when officers got on scene, they found a car that had been crashed into a ditch and a 16-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the right arm. The teen was taken to the hospital while Conway police helped Horry County officers track down the suspect at his home. 

Booking records show 23-year-old Damin Howell of Conway has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a pistol. 

The report states that police believe the incident started as a drug deal and escalated to the shooting. 

The report indicates another woman, 20-year-old Samantha Shane Whitaker, was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with the incident. 

South Carolina Highway Patrol was also called to the scene to investigate the car that crashed into the ditch. 

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