RCSD releases identity of suspect in deadly shooting at Bush River Road bar as search continues

RCSD releases identity of suspect in deadly shooting at Bush River Road bar as search continues

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for the suspect connected with a shooting that killed two people and injured two others at a bar on Bush River Road.

Officials said 26-year-old Ernest Bethel is wanted on two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

The shooting took place on August 22 around 2:15 a.m.

According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, 29-year-old Tolliver Wise and 35-year-old Christopher Lott.

If you have any information regarding Bethel’s whereabouts, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372) or visiting www.midlandscrimestoppers.com or www.p3tips.com and click on the “submit a tip” tab. 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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