Two Shot Outside South Carolina Courthouse

Chesterfield, SC — Two people were shot in the parking lot of the Chesterfield County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon.

Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker said the shooting happened around 12:30 pm. Fifty-six-year-old Curtis Gorny drove up beside another car and fired at the two people inside, who were identified as 21-year-old Olivia Weaver and 50-year-old Johnny Nolan. Weaver was shot in the face and torso and was taken to McLeod Medical Center in Florence. Nolan, her stepfather, was taken to Cheraw. Neither of their injuries were life-threatening.

According to WBTV,Weaver was at the courthouse to get a paternity test with Gorny. She has a six-month-old child and was unsure of who the father is. Gorny had a signed “No Contact” order stemming from a domestic violence and larceny incident against Weaver and her family on September 5, 2012. The “No Contact” order was a condition of his bond.

Gorny fled from the scene and led police officers on a 15-mile chase. He was finally apprehended in nearby Pageland after driving his vehicle into a ditch. He also reportedly fired shots at deputies, but none were injured. Gorny is being held at the Chesterfield County Jail on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill.

This is the second shooting at a courthouse this week. Monday, three people were shot and killed at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware. According to Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams, one of the victims was the shooter’s former daughter-in-law. Two police officers were also shot.


Williams said he was saddened that the shooting “appears to be another example of a domestic situation that turned deadly.”