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40-year-old arrested for shooting incident

Kelvin Kennedy (Source: Sumter Police Department) Kelvin Kennedy (Source: Sumter Police Department)

The Sumter Police Department has arrested a 40-year-old Sumter man in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Thursday morning. 

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Sumter police officers responded to a report of a man being shot at a residence in the 200 block of Brooklyn Street. When officers arrived, they discovered 45-year-old Mickey Ross with an apparent gunshot wound to his lower right leg. 

Witnesses at the scene indicated that Kelvin Kennedy came to Ross' residence and got into an argument. Kennedy produced a handgun, struck Ross in the face, and then fired several shots at Ross. Officials say Kennedy fled the scene before law enforcement arrived. 

Ross was transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Center for treatment for the gunshot wound to his leg. Ross' injury is not considered life-threatening. 

Kennedy turned himself into police at the Sumter Law Enforcement Center at 12:30 p.m.  He was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Kennedy is currently being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. No further information is available at this time. As the investigation progresses, more details will be released as information becomes available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2717 or CrimeStoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIME-SC. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

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