Florence police investigating double fatal shooting; coroner identifies victims

(WMC Action News 5)
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 11:07 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2021 at 8:17 AM EDT
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FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - Two people were shot and killed Thursday night in Florence, according to the coroner’s office.

Capt. Mike Brandt with the Florence Police Department said officers were called to the area of Carver Street at around 8:40 p.m. Brandt said responding officers found one victim dead inside a home.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the person as 18-year-old Ja’Marion Byrd.

Another person was found injured outside the residence. They were taken to the hospital but died shortly after arriving.

The second victim was identified as 20-year-old Tyrin McCullum, according to the coroner.

Both victims will be autopsied at MUSC.

Anyone with information is asked to contact FPD Cpl. Travis Scott at 843-665-3191 or

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