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One killed in Lee Co. shooting

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BISHOPVILLE, SC (WIS) - One person is dead after an overnight shooting in Lee County.

According to the Lee County coroner, a 21-year-old man was shot shortly after midnight Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened on Stackley Circle, which is a small road off of Royer Rd.

Major Simon with Lee County Sheriff's Office says the victim, Lindsay Lovely, of Bishopville, died after arriving at Tuomey Hospital in Sumter.

Major Simon told WIS his office got the call at 12:09am Tuesday morning.

Authorities say that Lovely and his mother were at home when he was murdered.  The suspect, identified as 25-year-old James Spann, apparently kicked the door in and fired several shots before leaving the home according to officials.

"I don't know to hate him, or forgive him or what, all I know is I want some justice for it," said Lindsay's mother Mary Ann.

Mary Ann said she heard the incident go down.

"I hear the gun, the clicking, I hear it through the door, and ran and told Lindsay, put on your clothes and get out of here," said Mary Ann.

Mary Ann hurried to Lindsay's brother and hide. That's when investigators say Spann kicked in the door and began firing.

"He had two bullet wounds in his chest and one in his side, and blood was just gushing out of the side of him like water," said Mary Ann

Mary Ann says her son was killed all over a girl.

"The girl she was behind him, but for some reason, she was blessed, she didn't get shot," said Mary Ann.

According to Major Simon, Spann has outstanding warrants including one for murder and one for a probation violation.

"He's didn't have to do my baby like that, he didn't have to come knock my door in and shoot my baby and just keep shooting at him, he didn't have to do that," said Mary Ann.

Mary Ann and her family are left with unanswered questions, but although they never may know why, they want someone to have to pay for what happened.

"A part of me is gone, because right now I feel like I failed him. He didn't have to take my baby away from me that was my baby," said Mary Ann.

Lee County Sheriff EJ Melvin says that investigators have spoken with James Spann on the phone.

The investigator urged Spann to turn himself in, but Spann said he did not want to right now and that he would call the investigator back.

If you have any information on Spann's whereabouts, you are asked to call 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Reported by Jackie Faye

Posted by Bryce Mursch

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