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Early morning shooting in Orangeburg leaves one dead, police investigating

The shooting happened just before 6:45 a.m. on Broughton Street in Orangeburg.
Credit: KUSA

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Officers with the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety are investigating an early morning shooting that left one person injured.

A spokesperson for the department said the shooting happened just before 6:45 a.m. near the corner of Broughton Street and Carolina Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found a man victim lying in the road in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound 

The victim was quickly taken to The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg but died a short time after arrival.

A witness had called 911 when he was on the way to work and spotted the victim in the road and stopped to check on him. Police have since collected a 9mm handgun from the scene and shell casings.

Speaking with other witnesses in the neighborhood, officers and deputies found multiple people who heard the gunfire and at least one person who saw a vehicle leave the area at high speed around the same time.

However, at this time, the case is being treated as a death investigation and the circumstances of the shooting itself are still unclear.

Anyone with details about the shooting is being urged to contact Orangeburg investigators at 803-533-5907 or Midlands Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.