On February 14th, a tragic shooting outside of an Irmo Kroger left one woman dead and another in jail. According to police reports, the shooting started with an argument between two women who did not know each other. Witnesses at the scene reported hearing the argument, followed shortly after by gunshots. 23-year-old Christina Harrison from Columbia was identified as the shooter and is now in custody. Let’s take a closer look at what happened on that fateful day.
What happened to Christina Harrison? The Details of the Shooting
The shooting occurred on Monday, March 15th outside of the Kroger located off Piney Grove Road in Irmo. According to witnesses, there was an argument between two women at around 1 pm which quickly escalated into a physical altercation. One witness told reporters that they heard someone yell out “get away from me,” before hearing several gunshots shortly thereafter. The woman who had been shot was pronounced deceased shortly after officers arrived at the scene; it has since been confirmed that she died due to gunshot wounds.
After leaving the scene in a white Ford vehicle, Harrison turned herself into police custody around 5:30 pm that same day; she is currently being held without bond until her trial date arrives. In response to the incident, Chief Bobby Dale released a statement saying “Unfortunately, this is a situation where tempers flared and someone let anger get the best of them”—a sobering reminder of how important it is to remain calm and collected even when faced with difficult situations or arguments with others.
What happened on February 14th outside of Irmo’s Kroger serves as an unfortunate reminder about how quickly situations can escalate when tempers flare and violence becomes involved. It’s unclear what caused this argument between these two strangers but what we do know for certain is that one woman lost her life due to gun violence while another sits behind bars for her actions—an irreversible consequence for all involved parties. As Chief Bobby Dale said himself, “it’s important to keep our emotions in check when faced with difficult situations or arguments with others”—a lesson that we should all remember going forward so similar tragedies don’t happen again in our communities.