Coroner IDs 29-year-old killed in Mullins-area shooting, 2 others hurt

Published: Sep. 12, 2023 at 11:02 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2023 at 5:18 PM EDT
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MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - One person was killed and two others were hurt after a shooting late Tuesday in the Mullins area, according to authorities.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said gunfire erupted around 10:30 p.m. on Tylaura Road.

Neighbor Lester Smith said it’s usually a quiet street, until Tuesday night when he started hearing gunshots.

“I heard maybe six or seven shots,” according to Smith.

He said the street was then filled with law enforcement officers.

When deputies arrived, they found three men who had been shot inside a home.

Erwin said one person died at the home, while the two others were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson later identified the person who died as 29-year-old Lequintay Worley.

Erwin said the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is working overtime to find out who pulled the trigger.

“We don’t believe that this was a random shooting, and our investigators have yet to go home and go to bed. They are still on this case,” Erwin said.

Erwin added that it’s not clear what led up to the shooting, but she has seen a trend in the recent violence in Marion County.

“One of the things we’re seeing around the community is, and even in the southeast at large, we’re seeing a lot of dwellings being shot into, so it’s not so much as a person face-to-face that are committing these shootings,” Erwin explained.

Meanwhile, Smith called the recent gun violence “crazy.”

“They want to fight somebody, tell them to go into the service, go overseas and fight for your country,” Smith said.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 843-423-8399.