Police say a South Carolina woman was fatally shot as she gathered with family inside a home the night before her sister-in-law’s funeral. Media outlets report 37-year-old Jacobia Lane of Sumter, South Carolina, was sitting on a couch in her brother’s Gastonia home, about 23 miles west of Charlotte, about 12:30 am Saturday when someone outside fired about 30 bullets. Lane was hit in the back of her head.
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Family spokesman Christopher Dennis of Charlotte tells The Charlotte Observer about 30 people had gathered at the home before attending a funeral Saturday of a family member who died of cancer. Lane made the trip with her husband and their two children.
One bullet struck a pillow where Lane’s husband was sleeping, but he wasn’t hurt. A teenager in the home was hit in the arm.