Florence County deputies investigate deadly shooting at Florence Inn & Suites


FLORENCE CO, SC (WBTW) — One person was killed in a shooting in Florence County early this morning.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deadly shooting, which happened at Florence Inn & Suites at approximately 5:15 on Friday, according to Sheriff Billy Barnes.

The motel is near the intersection of I-95 and Highway 76, according to to the sheriff’s office. No further details on the location are available.

After arriving on scene, deputies discovered that one victim had been shot and was being transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to authorities.

The victim has been identified as Detrick Gibbons, 36, of Darlington, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

This is a developing story and investigators are still working to find out what happened and who was involved.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact FCSO Investigators at (843) 665-2121, ext. 464. You do not have to reveal your identity to leave information.

Count on us for updates on wbtw.com as we work to learn more.


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