Father of 2 shot, killed in Rock Hill

Rock Hill Police are investigating two shootings that happened within hours of each other overnight.

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Police in Rock Hill are investigating after a man was shot and killed Thursday evening. 

According to police, officers responded to a call around 9 p.m. involving a car accident in the 2300 block of Eden Terrace. Upon arriving at the scene, police found the driver had suffered a gunshot wound.

The victim, 26-year-old Justin Penland, was transported to CMC Main for treatment but died.

“He was so kind. He would give you the shirt off his back to anyone in need," said Penland's fiancee Stacie Woge.

She said Penland leaves behind two young daughters.

“He was a great man and wonderful father. Our hearts are broken,” said Woge.

Rawle Conway and LaShawn Hunter live in the apartment that Penland ran into at Mallard Pointe Apartments.

“We heard just a loud crash and screeching sound. We came around the corner and there was a pick-up truck up just standing there,” said Conway.

Conway said luckily the truck didn’t come into the apartment, but that he was shocked at what happened.

“We didn’t hear any gunshots, so we thought maybe the person was drinking and driving and lost control. It was just very crazy, unexpected,” said Conway.

Police say there are still several unanswered questions, including where exactly Penland was shot, who pulled the trigger and why.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve had someone shot and then try to do some driving,” said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger.

So far no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rock Hill Police at 803-329-7293 or Crime Stoppers of York County at 1-877-409-4321.

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