South Aiken High

Lt. Jake Mahoney with the Aiken Department of Public Safety discusses the reported gunfire at the South Aiken High School senior parking lot.  

At least two individuals were detained following a report of gunfire at the senior parking lot of South Aiken High School on Tuesday. 

Lt. Jake Mahoney with the Aiken Department of Public Safety said police received a call regarding gunfire at the parking lot behind South Aiken High School at approximately 3:30 p.m. 

Mahoney said a fight between multiple parties that began at a nearby convenience store spilled over to the entrance of the parking lot located off Corporate Parkway.

It is not clear if the parties involved were students at South Aiken, Mahoney said. 

There were no reported injuries or property damage. 

Officers have not located a weapon but were able to find one spent shell in the senior parking lot.

At least two suspects were detained by Public Safety. Mahoney said one of the suspects was placed under arrest for a prior charge.

Although shots were fired, Mahoney said the department has not characterized the incident as a school shooting. 

Mahoney said an investigation is ongoing and Public Safety is partnering with school resource officers and the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.  

Matthew Enfinger is a general assignment reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger