Monday, August 22, 2016
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) — An incident report provided by the Goose Creek Police Department describes the aftermath of a shooting that claimed the life of 19-year-old Kyle David Shirlin.
As officers arrived, several men and women in their early 20s and teens were “hurriedly departing” from the party on Westerfield Drive. None of them stopped when asked by officers, according to the report.
"We were awakened to quite a commotion in the streets," said neighbor Sarah Allen.
Officers were led to the backyard of the home at 122 Westerfield Drive, where they found Shirlin (photo above) not breathing and without a pulse. He had a Nike backpack strapped to his shoulders – a backpack that police were told played a role in the events of the night.
According to witnesses mentioned in the report, Shirlin was shot after shouting at two men to leave him alone. Witnesses told police the men were trying to get Shirlin’s backpack.
Officers were told about 75-80 people were at the party and that it was in the process of being shut down when the shooting took place.
According to the report, Shirlin didn’t know many people at the party. He was a valet at the Hyatt Place Hotel and was invited by another valet.
Neighbors in the area declined the opportunity to talk about the party and the shooting. They believe the homeowner was out of town and another family member used that opportunity to throw a party.
Investigators believe the shooting was an isolated incident. But, they won't talk about what led to the gunfire. For now, neighbors like Sara Allen are hopefully peace will return to her street.
"I don't think that I'm real worried," she said. "I honestly think it might have been one of those fluke kind of things. I really don't think it's going to happen again, but times are changing. So, you have no idea."
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to contact Investigator Powell at (843) 863-5200 ext. 2356 or leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.
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