Police: Man shot, killed man who had knife at Loris gas station in ‘self-defense’ after road rage incident

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LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) — A man shot and killed another man who had a knife at a Loris gas station in “self-defense” after a road rage incident, according to police.

The person killed was 34-year-old, David Gordon Lynn, of Loris, according to Coroner Robert Edge. Lynn died from a gunshot wound.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. at the Speedway at 5370 Broad Street, off Highway 701, according to officials.

Police say it was determined later by detectives that this may have stemmed from a road rage incident.

A truck appeared to pull up to a gas pump with another truck following behind, police said. The first truck stopped at the pump and the second truck stopped behind the first one. A male got out of the second truck with a what appeared to be a knife and approached the driver of the first truck.

The male with the knife opened the door of the first truck and the driver fired one shot in self-defense, according to police.

Police say this was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.

The scene is clear as of 8:20 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call 843-756-4000 and ask for Detective Stevens.

News13 will update this story as it develops.

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