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Sheriff’s Department investigating shooting incident in Red Bank that has left one man in ICU

Red Bank, SC 06/23/2023 (Paul Kirby) – One man is in the Intensive Care Unit at Prisma’s Palmetto Richland hospital after he was shot multiple times in what is being described as a road rage incident on South Lake Drive early Thursday morning. According to a report filed by one of the first deputies to arrive on the scene, the man was shot multiple times in the neck, chest, and arm. He miraculously survived the encounter and was transported to the hospital by Lexington County EMS.

This all happened just after 2:00 a.m. near the Lexington County and DSS Annex building located at South Lake Drive and Two Notch Road. Two deputies were in that building’s parking lot when they heard tires screeching and a crash at the Circle K store which is located just across South Lake Drive. They quickly rushed over to the store in their cruisers where they located the shooting victim laying on the ground in the business’s doorway. The deputies requested EMS and began rendering advanced first aid that may have contributed to the man’s surviving the shooting.

The man was able to give a statement to the deputies before being transported to the trauma center. In his statement, he told deputies that he was driving on South Lake when a tan sedan swerved in front of him, stopped the car in the median of South Lake Drive, and both he and the driver of the other vehicle got out. The victim then, “ran up on him,” according to his statement but as he got closer, the suspect drew a handgun and shot him multiple times in his upper body. The suspect then returned to his vehicle and fled the crime scene. The victim was able to get back in his vehicle and began to drive again but eventually lost control in front of the Circle K, swerved into the parking lot, struck a steel post supporting a large sign, where he came to a stop. That’s when the deputies across the street heard the crash, and saw the victim get out of his vehicle and run toward the store before collapsing in the doorway.

Captain Adam Myrick, a spokesman for Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, said that victim who was shot during this encounter got out of his car armed with a gun also. He had a pistol in his hand in plain view as he confronted the other driver after they both stopped in the median of South Lake Drive. He continued by saying, “We have made no arrests in this case, nor are we searching for any potential suspects or persons of interest.”

We will update this story if more information becomes available in the future.


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