Man faces five counts of attempted murder after firing shots at crowd

Jerel Marquis Heriot/Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A Sumter man is facing charges after firing a handgun at multiple people on February 2.

Jerel Marquis Heriot, 29, is accused of shooting at five people while at a business in the 1300 block of Peach Orchard Road.

One man was injured and multiple vehicles were damaged during the incident, deputies say.

Heriot is charged with five counts of attempted murder, four counts of malicious injury to property, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a firearm on premises where alcohol is sold.

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