Editor's Note: The video footage released by the Aiken Department of Public Safety is pixelated, so as to shield the faces of minors.
Just moments after gunfire erupted outside the front doors of South Aiken High School the night of Jan. 27, police officers with the Aiken Department of Public Safety rushed directly toward the shooting, as revealed in newly released video surveillance footage.
The footage, released Tuesday, splits between video caught outside the school and inside the school, directly in the atrium where students enter the high school off Pine Log Road every day.
Just after 9 p.m. on Jan. 27, following the rivalry basketball games between South Aiken and Aiken high schools, a fight broke out in front of the school.
Shots were fired, and three people – a 13-year-old girl, a 19-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman – were struck by bullets.
Police said all sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Outside the school, surveillance video shows dozens of students rush toward the doors, while some students appear to linger outside.
Inside, police officers are seen rushing toward the school's doors, while also assisting students from outside back inside to the school.
Police said six off-duty, uniformed Public Safety officers were at the games, given the nearly 1,000 students, parents, faculty and staff who attended the games. All officers had weapons on them, police said.
Moments after the shooting, police searched for the shooting suspect and surveyed the property for shell casings and other evidence.
One week later, police arrested 18-year-old Rakish Breon Jenkins, of Aiken. He is charged with three counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and two counts of unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to jail records.
He has since been denied bond and remains in the Aiken County detention center.
At a press conference Monday, Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco said the weapon used by Jenkins was recovered by investigators, and it was forensically matched by the State Law Enforcement Division's crime lab to evidence found at the scene.
In connection with the shooting, Public Safety also arrested Dedrick Dashaun Nelson, 18, of Beech Island, on weapons charges.
Barranco said the investigation into the shooting will continue, though he does not foresee any additional charges.