The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. Witnesses say a man pulled up in front of the courthouse on Main Street, where their car was parked, got out and fired at least five shots.
Curtis Gorny, 56, is the man accused of shooting Olivia Weaver, 21, and her stepfather, Johnnie Nolan, 50, according to Sheriff Sam Parker.
Weaver was shot in the face and torso, Parker said. Her stepfather was also wounded. Both victims were transported to a Florence hospital. According to law enforcement, their injuries were not life threatening. The child was not with her mother, lawmen said.
Parker said Gorny fled from officers, firing from his vehicle before he was forced into a ditch. Gorny claimed to be the father of Weaver's baby and was at the courthouse for a DNA test, the sheriff said.
Security at the courthouse saw the shooting and called in a description of Gorny's vehicle. Deputies spotted him a few minutes later.
Gorny has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, and investigators said more charges are likely after authorities review patrol car video and other evidence from the chase.
Gorny was being held at the Chesterfield County jail and it wasn't known if he had a lawyer.
- The Associated Press contributed to this report. Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.