FORT MILL, SC – As the ‘Resist RNC’ protests do their best to disrupt a mostly virtual event in the Queen City with marches and vandalism, one man from Charlotte allegedly opened fire on a group of flag-waving Trump fans showing their support on an I-77 overpass. The man fired at included group included multiple children; luckily no one was injured.
“[…] Witnesses told Channel 9′s South Carolina bureau reporter Greg Suskin someone in a red car screamed profanities before opening fire on the group as they drove along Sutton Road.
According to police, witnesses said three men drove by on the bridge several times yelling obscenities at them. They said as the vehicle turned on to the ramp to northbound I-77, the driver continued yelling before putting his arm out the window and firing several shots. The car then sped on to the interstate.
Angie Freeman said the gathering was a family event and that she was in the parade of cars when the gunfire erupted.
“Everybody was cutting up and having fun and laughing and everybody on 77 was blowing the horns and waving,” she said. “We had all the windows down because we had all the flags out the windows, and it was very loud and it was four or five shots.” […]”
The man, Marquis Asomani, was found and arrested later. He is charged with six counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, one count of unlawful carrying of a pistol, one count of pointing and presenting firearms at a person and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.
It’s very fortunate that no one was a struck, and profoundly unfortunate that ACTUALLY PEACEFUL political expression is met with gun fire from the those opposed to a political candidate.
Read the rest of the eye witness accounts, here.