Man, 57, identified as victim in fatal Sumter convenience store - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Man, 57, identified as victim in fatal Sumter convenience store shooting

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(Source: Sumter Police Department) (Source: Sumter Police Department)
Vijaykumar Patel. (Source: Patel family) Vijaykumar Patel. (Source: Patel family)
Vijaykumar Patel. (Source: Patel family) Vijaykumar Patel. (Source: Patel family)
SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A clerk at a Sumter County convenience store was killed in a rain of gunfire Friday night, and police are now seeking two suspects.

According to the Sumter Police Department, two masked men entered the Save-Mart Grocery store on Manning Avenue around 6:59 p.m. and immediately opened fire on an employee. Sumter County officials identified the man as 57-year-old Vijaykumar Patel.

Patel was struck and died as a result of his wounds. 

The two suspects, meanwhile, fled the scene. A description of the two men was not made available. 

If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372) or visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com 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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