One dead following shooting in Kershaw County

Shooting forced lockdown of elementary school Thursday

One dead following shooting in Kershaw County
Deputies took Quintera Siriwat into custody shortly after the shooting. (Source: Kershaw County Detention Center)

LUGOFF, S.C. (WIS) - One person has died following a shooting that put an elementary school in Lugoff on lockdown briefly “out of an abundance of caution,” officials confirmed.

It happened around 9:15 a.m. Thursday at a house in the 1400 block of Fort Jackson Boulevard. That’s just off Interstate 20 at the Hwy 601 exit and about three miles from Doby’s Mill Elementary School.

Deputies say the victim was shot multiple times but was able to speak with them before crews rushed the person to the hospital.

Hours after the shooting, the victim died. He was identified as 36-year-old Vidal Bastein, of New York.

The suspect initially got away driving a gray four-door sedan in the direction of Hwy 601, deputies said. However, deputies caught up with him a short time later, Sheriff Lee Boan confirmed.

Around 11:25 a.m. Thursday, just hours after the shooting, deputies said the suspect -- identified as Quintera Siriwat, 22, of Lugoff -- confessed to investigators.

Deputies say Siriwat and Bastein lived together at the home where the shooting happened.

They have not determined a motive.

Siriwat is in custody at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

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