Luke Scammell, 18, and Raven Thornton, 30, both of Aurora, appeared in Lawrence County Associate Circuit Court on Monday after being charged for a drive-by shooting outside a grocery store in Aurora on Friday evening.  Each of them was charged on Saturday with two counts  of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

A judge set their bonds at $500,000 each.  Their next court hearings are scheduled for Dec. 9.

According to a probable cause statement, Scammell and Thornton shot Johnny Ferguson and Kelsey Gunter on Friday.  The victims were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.   Police arrested Scammell and Thornton on Friday night, not long after the shooting, which was about 6:15 p.m.

Police say Scammell and Thorton drove to the parking lot and approached the two victims, who were walking across the lot.  Scammell fired approximately five .40 caliber rounds at Ferguson and Gunter, police said.

Two rounds hit both victims; two rounds traveled into a building where there were several women and children.  One round travel into an unoccupied car.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.