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Florence County investigators arrest two, seek two others in reference to June shooting

Left: Joshua Gainey; Right: Anthony Ray (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Left: Joshua Gainey; Right: Anthony Ray (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Two men have been arrested by investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a June shooting.

According to a FCSO press release, Joshua Dale Gainey, 18, of Effingham, was charged with three counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and four counts of discharging a firearm into a vehicle.

Additionally, Anthony Bernard Ray, 19, of Florence, was charged with six counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and four counts of discharging a firearm into a vehicle.

The two suspects allegedly opened fire at several vehicles following a fight that took place in the 2300 block of Red Doe Road in Florence on June 5, the release stated.

Three people were reportedly struck during the shooting and required medical treatment.

According to the FCSO, investigators have also obtained warrants for Anthony Tyler Farmer, 18, of Florence, and Jefferson Jayvon Gethers, 18, of Effingham.

Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is asked to call the investigators at (843) 665-212, ext. 498, or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at (888) CRIME-SC.

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