The Daily Gamecock

In Brief: 2/22/16

DHEC reports some SC water systems show traces of lead

At least 24 communities in South Carolina have been tainted with lead above the federal safety limit over the past five years, The State reported. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control identified systems with unusually high lead levels all across the state, concentrated in areas around Columbia and Rock Hill. DHEC officials said that there are simple ways, such as letting cold water run for 30 seconds before use, to avoid lead exposure. Water official David Baize said the department is working to lower the lead levels in the water systems, and the tainted systems represent a very small portion of water systems in South Carolina.

One dead, one missing after boat capsizes on Lake Marion

One man was killed and another has gone missing after their boat sank on Lake Marion on Saturday afternoon, WIS reported. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the two men were fishing when their boat capsized and they were forced to abandon it. Other boaters nearby were unable to get a life jacket to one of the men, who disappeared in the water. They attempted to revive the other man by CPR, but were unsuccessful. The DNR is continuing to search for the man who went missing.

Four suspects arrested in fatal shooting of Easley teenager

Four people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a bowling alley in Easley, South Carolina, Wednesday night, FOX Carolina reported. Kejuan Mitchell Brown, 17, was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest around 9 p.m. at Tri-City Lanes Bowling Alley. Police located the suspects at a nearby gas station after receiving a description of their vehicle. Four male suspects, three adults and one minor, were arrested and charged with Brown's murder.