Dillon man found dead from apparent gunshot wound

DILLON, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is now investigating after an elderly man was found dead in his home with a single gunshot wound Tuesday morning.

Assistant Chief Bobby McClean tells WMBF News that Dillon Police received a call around 3 a.m. Tuesday reporting a man had been found suffering from a single gunshot wound in his home.

Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley has identified the victim as 75-year-old John Byrd.

Dillon City Police would not confirm if this investigation will proceed as a homicide case or if they believe the wound was self-inflicted. Stick with WMBF News for those late-breaking details as they become available.

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