NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in North Charleston made an arrest in the shooting that wounded a 10-year-old girl.
Michael Allen Sorensen and Kaylan Cartiar Booker of Moncks Corner and Goose Creek were arrested for the shooting incident which injured the young girl at the Appian Way Apartments early Friday morning.
According to Deputy Chief Scott Deckard with the North Charleston Police Department, Sorensen and Booker were identified as suspects after North Charleston Police officers and Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the shooting and stopped a vehicle driving in the parking lot of the apartments.
Deckard said Two subjects fled from the vehicle, while Sorensen and Booker remained in the vehicle and were detained.
One handgun was recovered in the vehicle and another handgun was found in the roadway of a nearby community, The Gables, where the two other subjects fled.
Deckard said ballistic testing will be conducted to determine if those were the weapons used in the shooting. Sorensen was detained wearing a ballistic vest.
Investigators learned this incident likely stems from a previous fight between the suspects and other individuals, who live in the apartment complex. It does not appear that the juvenile victim or her family were intended targets of the shooting and at least four occupied apartments were struck with projectiles during the incident, according to Deckard.
Michael Allen Sorenson, 19 years old from Moncks Corner, is charged with 11 counts of Attempted Murder, one count of Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime, and one count of Committing a Violent Crime While Wearing Body Armor.
Kaylan Cartiar Booker, 20 years old from Goose Creek, is charged with 11 counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime.
Both will appear in Dorchester County Bond Court on Friday. The shooting remains under investigation.