Deputies respond to shooting near Timmonsville cemetery

TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – Timmonsville Police Department was called out to a shooting near a cemetery off Layton Drive Friday morning, according to Timmonsville Police Chief Gregory Palmer.

Chief Palmer says that Timmonsville Police initially responded to the call, but because of limited resources, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office took the lead on the investigation.

Major Michael Nunn with the sheriff’s office says deputies responded to a call from a victim who had been shot at Byrd Cemetery at 100 Layton Drive in Timmonsville at approximately 9:40 a.m. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound, which is not believed to be life threatening at this time, says Major Nunn.

Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the incident is asked to contact FCSO Investigators at (843) 665-2121, ext. 373

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