Victim identified in deadly Saturday shooting on Curry Lane in Florence

Pee Dee Crime

SUNDAY 9 P.M. UPDATE: Officials have identified the victim in Saturday’s deadly shooting on Curry Lane.

Kevin John Anthony Backus, 34, of Florence died in the shooting, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

Backus was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the coroner.

An autopsy will be performed at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

No word yet on any arrests in this case.

Count on News13 for updates.


FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Police are investigating a fatal shooting on Curry Lane Saturday afternoon.

Florence County Coroner Keith Von Lutcken confirms to News13 the victim in the shooting has died.

Florence police responded to a reported shooting on the 400 block of Curry Lane around 5:22 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release from Lt. Mike Brandt.

They had initially gotten a shots fired call on Sumter Street, the release said.

When officers arrived at the scene on Curry Lane, they found one victim. The person was taken to an area hospital by Florence County EMS.

Police are still investigating this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florence Police Department at 843-665-3191.

Count on News13 for updates.

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