Dog sale turns deadly in Bishopville, elderly man shot
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (WIS) - A 76-year-old man is dead after being shot while trying to sell a dog.
Lee County Sheriff Daniel Simon said Lonnie Alford Ray was the victim of a Monday night shooting. Investigators found Ray had made arrangements online to sell a French bulldog at the KFC on Sumter Hwy in Bishopville.
Simon said the suspects took the leash for the dog from Ray and shot at him and another 77-year-old during the incident.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident at a fast-food restaurant on Sumter Hwy in Bishopville.
According to the investigators, a man was shot after several suspects attempted to rob him in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
Deputies say the victim went to the restaurant to meet with someone to make an online sale of a dog.
During the robbery, the suspects fired multiple shots and the victim was struck by the gunfire.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced deceased due to his wounds.
LCSO is asking anyone with information to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 803-484-5353.
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