MCCORMICK COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - A community gathering was held on December 4 in McCormick County. This comes a week after two shootings resulting in two deaths and a suspicious fire. Now families and residents are wanting answers.
"Right now we need a break. We need some sort of solidified information. It's important to recognize that at the incident of the crime, Friday morning after thanksgiving – there was approximately two hundred people present and out of those two hundred not one person has come forth to help us.", says Sheriff Stearns.
The mother of Steven Banks says she will not be able to heal until there is justice served that being the shooter behind bars.
"I pray for you every night and morning that God has mercy on your soul when you are brought to justice, but you are making it harder on yourselves because running is not the answer. Ask God for forgiveness and turn yourself in!", says Bridgette Blair, who is the mother of Steven Banks.
With all of the recent events the sheriff is saturating the community with police presence and that means extra patrol out daily and even having school resource officers ready to be deployed if needed.
The family hopes that their efforts will encourage witnesses to speak up.