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Mercer County Sheriff's Department, still investigating who hit man with car


Mercer County Sheriff's Department is still looking for leads, identifying the person who ran over a young man Sunday evening. 

The incident happened outside of a residence on Brook Branch Road in Spanishburg. Police say they received a call that shots were fired at a home. While responding to the house, they received a second call, a person had been hit with a car. 

After officers responded to the residence, they learned at least 100 people were attending a party at the home and an altercation took place. Shortly after, shots were fired and the party goers stormed out of the home. 

Police discovered the young man run over by a car, was also injured in the altercation at the party. 

At this time, the investigation is still underway and the Sheriff's Department is encouraging anyone with information to come forward. 

"Facebook is really on fire with this story and we're receiving so many tips," said Chief Deputy Joe Parks. "The family is really upset about their child being injured."

Deputy Parks says the victim is alert and is being hospitalized at Charleston Area Medical Center. 

"He has a broken pelvis, broken jaw and other serious injuries," Deputy Parks said. "He's lucky to be alive."

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