Arrest made in Friday afternoon shooting in Lake City

Pee Dee Crime

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LAKE CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — Police have announced an arrest in a shooting Friday afternoon in Lake City, according to Police Chief Joseph Cooper.

Police say the shooting happened at a gas station around 4 p.m. along South Ron McNair Boulevard near West Main Street. A man was shot in the lower torso. The victim is in the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

A person was detained but police determined that person was not involved in the shooting. That person was released without any charges filed.

Around 11:30 p.m. Friday, Chief Cooper announced that another person, Quante Daion-Kashawn Epps, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Chief Cooper said Epps was positively identified as the shooter.

Lake City Police were able to interview witnesses and retrieve video footage that shows Epps firing several rounds from a semi-automatic handgun at the victim, police say.

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