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Man wanted for questioning after gunshot victim found in burning car

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Robert Wendell Simon (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Department) Robert Wendell Simon (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Department)
This 2000 Honda Civic is not a photo of the vehicle belonging to Simon. It is a photo of a 2000 Honda Civic similar in color to the one deputies say is operated by Simon. (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Department) This 2000 Honda Civic is not a photo of the vehicle belonging to Simon. It is a photo of a 2000 Honda Civic similar in color to the one deputies say is operated by Simon. (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Department)
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KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Kershaw County Sheriff's Department investigators are searching for a person of interest in connection with the discovery of a shooting victim in a burning vehicle over the weekend.

Deputies are looking for 22-year-old Robert Wendell Simon. Investigators say Simon is believed to be operating a 4-door 2000 Honda Civic with SC tag JAQ-444. One of the passenger side windows is broken.

Simon has ties to Kershaw, Richland and Sumter counties, according to deputies.

Early Saturday, 25-year-old Antwan Dixon was shot while driving his car on Black River Rd. near Pathfinder Trail near Camden.

After a responding deputy pulled Dixon from the burning vehicle, he was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland where it was discovered that he had been shot in the head, Sheriff Jim Matthews said.

Dixon later died.

"Investigators later found multiple bullet holes in the vehicle and numerous spent shell casings on the roadway," Matthews said.

Deputies want to question Simon about the time leading up to Dixon's shooting.

Matthews says Simon is not a suspect in the shooting and there are no warrants for his arrest.

If you know the whereabouts of Robert Simon, you are urged to contact the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office at 425-1512 and ask for Investigator Taylor or call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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*CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story displayed the wrong picture for Robert Wendell Simon.
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