Lancaster Family, Community Want Answers In Shooting Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy

LANCASTER, S.C. — A family in Lancaster County is desperate for answers about the murder of a 10-year-old boy.  The shooter is still out there, somewhere.  Dylan Twitty was an excellent student at Erwin Elementary School, friends told WCCB Charlotte.  They say he loved sports, but had a passion for baseball.

His young life was cut short Friday evening when he was shot near a home on Coastal Way.  His friends rushed to his side to try and save him, but it was too late.

People in the community placed a wreath at the exact location where he was gunned down.  Dylan lived about a block away from where he lost his life.

“We’re certainly talking to as many people as we can finding out what they have to say about the incident that night and following up on everything that they tell us just to see where it will take us,” says Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

People who live in the neighborhood said they were afraid to talk to us about the cirme, because of the possibility of gang activity in the area.

“They’ve told us the same thing.  Everything they’ve told us we’re trying to follow up on and certainly hope that we can bring some justice to the one responsible, and we’ll do everything we can to do it as quickly as possible,” says Faile.

Sheriff Faile told WCCB Charlotte residents should not fear for their safety, but he says the department plans to increase patrols in the area.

Investigators say the shooting was not random.  But, it’s still unclear if Dylan was the intended target.  The family set up a go fund me page.  They plan to use the money to buy bracelets, candles and shirts for classmates at Erwin Elementary.