In less than 24 hours, four teens were shot to death in a small South Carolina city.
The teens, ages 15 to 19, were found Sunday at two different locations within a block of one another in Newberry, about 40 miles northwest of Columbia, according to police.
"It was a tragic 24 hours in Newberry," Mayor Foster Senn said at a news conference on Monday. "We are greatly saddened."
The first victim, 16-year-old Mykain Davis, was found just after midnight. Shortly before 3 p.m. and around the corner, officers were called to the second shooting where they found the other three victims: 15-year-old Jhisere Robinson, 18-year-old Jahquindon Toland and 19-year-old Sonterrious Davis.
Newberry Police Chief Kevin Goodman said the teens were within the same social circle but investigators are still trying to determine if the shootings are related.
"All these victims knew each other and they at least were associates," he said.
Goodman previously said that a victim from the second shooting was questioned following the first shooting.
"When you really don’t know all the players and what it is stemming from, that's always a concern," he told WYFF.
Goodman said it was senseless to lose such promising lives to gun violence. He also delivered an emotional message to the young people in his city.
"We love you and I love you and I want nothing but the best for you," he said, choking up. "I'm here for you, and we have to do better."
As of Tuesday morning, there is no known motive, no known suspects and no arrests have been made.