Police Say Rock Hill Mother, Killed in Shooting



ROCK Hill, S.C. (WSOC) — A 17-year-old girl from Rock Hill was shot and killed early Sunday morning, York City Police said.

At about 1:40 a.m., officers found E’monnie Dixon, 17, suffering from a gunshot wound outside a house on Hickory Lane.

Dixon was rushed to Piedmont Medical Center where she later died, officials said.

EMonnie Dixon

E’Monnie Dixon/WSOC

She was at a nearby party and went to the house on Hickory Lane when someone opened fire. Police told Channel 9 she was not the intended target.

“We just heard a bunch of booming noises,” a neighbor said. “It sounded like rockets.”

After Dixon was shot, one of her friends went into shock and had a seizure, police said.

It’s unclear what prompted the shooting but no other injuries were reported.

No information on a possible suspect has been released.

Dixon, a student at Rock Hill High School, was the second teen killed by gunfire in York County over the weekend.

Statement from Rock Hill Schools:

“It has been an extremely sad 24 hours for Rock Hill Schools. In that time, two students have died in separate gun-related incidents.

E’Monnie Dixon, a 17-year-old student at Rock Hill High School, and Ja’Terreon Thorne, a 17-year-old student at Northwestern High School.

Our thoughts and prayers are with both families during this difficult time. With the school district on spring break this week, we will have counselors available for students when school resumes on April 11.”

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