Authorities say a teen captured on camera shooting at an SUV driving through a South Sumter neighborhood over the weekend turned himself in Thursday.
Dominik Dingle is being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.
He was wanted by the Sumter police on attempted murder, tampering with evidence and unlawful carrying of a weapon charges.
Police say video footage obtained by investigators shows Dingle running toward a passing SUV around 5 p.m. and firing a weapon several times. The suspect is later seen returning to the site of the shooting and picking up spent shell casings and discarding them.
Witnesses initially told authorities Dingle was the target of the afternoon shooting, but investigators later determined that he was the suspect rather than the victim.
"Innocent lives could be senselessly lost," Sumter Police Chief Russell F. Roark III said. "Because of the actions of individuals like this man who, for whatever his intention, fired a deadly weapon at a moving vehicle. This is an area where people live, worship, children play - people who are not part of the illegal activity that unfortunately sometimes come their way."
Authorities believe that these acts are not random. In fact, police say they have identified several shootings in South Sumter since January that involve some of the same individuals and are related to drug activity.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
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