Man killed in shooting in Lexington Co.

Man killed in shooting in Lexington Co.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in the 100 block South Hampton Road Tuesday evening.

First responders arrived at the scene around 5 p.m. One male was shot and died on the way to the hospital. The victim was found in the front yard of a home with a gunshot wound to the upper body.

"It's getting worse from the time I moved over here up until now," James Bethea said. "Stuff happening, people fighting, that's about every week."

The shooting is believed to be an isolated incident and that the suspect and the victim knew each other.

CSI is processing the scene and potential evidence as detectives interview witnesses.

"We want to know what happened," said Capt. Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. "We want to know that timeline and we want to know some of those things that came into play to cause this."

If you have any information about this shooting, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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