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First He's Caught on Video Firing a Gun in Broad Daylight — What He Appears to Do After Doesn't Help His Case

"This is an area where people live, worship, children play..."

Image source: W via Sumter Police

Police are after a 17-year-old male they said into a street, pulled a gun, and fired it several times.

Pending charges against Dominik Dingle of Sumter, South Carolina are attempted murder, tampering with evidence, and unlawful carrying of a weapon, WLTX-TV in Columbia, South Carolina.

Image source: W via Sumter Police Image source: WLTX-TV via Sumter police

Police said a home surveillance system shows a blue SUV heading down a street and out of camera view when a male runs into the street and fires, presumably at the vehicle, on Saturday evening.

Image source: via Sumter police Image source: WLTX-TV via Sumter police

Image source: WLTX-TV via Sumter police Faint smoke can be seen from the gun barrel in this screen capture. (Image source: WLTX-TV via Sumter police)

Afterward the shooter returns to the street and appears to pick up spent shell casings.

Image source:  Image source: WLTX-TV via Sumter police

While witnesses initially told police Dingle was the target, investigators soon determined Dingle was actually the suspect. Police added that this latest "reckless" shooting isn't random — others like it since January involve the same individuals and revolve around drug activity.

"Innocent lives could be senselessly lost because of the actions of individuals like this man who for whatever his intention fired a deadly weapon at a moving vehicle," Police Chief Russell F. Roark III added. "This is an area where people live, worship, children play — people who are not part of the illegal activity that unfortunately sometimes comes their way."

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