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Zaxby's employee found shot to death outside restaurant Saturday

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMNF) Businesses in Florence County are on high alert after a man was found shot and killed inside a popular fast food chain, off an exit that sees millions of tourist every year.

“One of the employees I guess found it in the morning,” Rocky Sham, manager of Howard Johnson said.

Rocky Sham is the manager of Howard Johnson along West Lucas Street.

Sham said businesses in this area are on high alert after that Zaxby's employee was found dead inside after being shot multiple times.

Sham took WMBF News back to the gruesome morning this past weekend.

“I saw a bunch of police cars over there. I didn't want to go over there because I didn't know what was going on. Then slowly and surely people started saying they found a body,” Sham said.

The Florence County Coroner said Ivory Henry III, was found dead around 8:30 a.m. no suspect was found in the area.


“The Florence County Sherriff's Office and Florence County Coroner is investigating it as a homicide,” Captain Michel Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff's Office said.

It's scary. I told all my employees to just be alert and keep their eyes open,” Sham said.

Some people are puzzled about this shooting because of the area of Florence County where the shooting took place is really busy.

It is one of the main stops people traveling up and down I- 95 make.

The Sheriff's Office is looking for your help in solving this case and said already people have been calling with information.

“We have received numerous tips and we are following all leads and are developing our investigation,” Nunn said.

Until that suspect or suspects are found Sham says he would like to see more law enforcement in the area.

“We need more patrolling I guess of police officers. All the business people have to look out and if you see anything unusual you just have to keep on your feet,” Sham said.

On Monday, Zaxby's released the follow statement to WMBF News:

"Zaxby's is a family company and we are dealing with this terrible tragedy. Please join us in supporting our team member's family, and the entire Florence community, as we deal with the loss of one of our family members. We are doing everything we can to cooperate with local law enforcement in their investigation and this will remain as our highest priority until we can bring closure to this tragic event.”

The Florence County Sheriff's Office and the Florence County Coroner's Office are investigating.

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