Monday, February 15, 2021

SC: Man with Knife Attempts "Road Rage" at Loris Gas Station, is Shot

From Loris Police Department on Facebook

**Press Release**
Shooting Incident at the Speedway
On Thursday, February 11, 2021, at approximately 5:30PM, The Loris Police Department responded to 5370 Broad Street in the City of Loris in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival Officers located a white male approximately 32 years of age laying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the upper torso unresponsive and officers immediately performed CPR until EMS arrived on scene. EMS transported the unresponsive male to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 
After speaking to many witnesses on scene it was determined that this incident stemmed from what appeared to be a road rage incident that spilled into the parking lot of the speedway. It appeared that a truck pulled to the gas pumps with another pickup truck following closely behind. The first pickup truck stops at a gas pump and the second pickup truck stops behind it and a white male steps out the pickup truck with what appeared to be a knife and approached the first pickup truck. The white male with the knife opens the door of the first pickup truck and the driver fired one round striking the male with the knife in self-defense. 
The investigation is ongoing and is being handled by The Loris Police Department.
The Loris Police Department is committed to making the community a safer place to live and is working hard to accomplish this goal. It is critical that residents partner with The Loris Police Department and report any and all suspicious activity. Anyone having information related to this incident is encouraged to contact The Loris Police Department at 843-756-4000 and ask for Detective Stevens.

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