DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — In the wake of a deadly overnight shooting, Darlington County authorities came together Wednesday afternoon to address gun violence in the community.

No details about the shooting on N. Main Street were immediately available, but Sheriff James Hudson Jr.’s office said the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is assisting in the investigation.

During a 30-minute news conference Wednesday afternoon, Hudson, Darlington Police Chief Jimmy Davis and clergy members from the community came together to talk about recent shootings in the community.

Hudson displayed several types of weapons that authorities have seen used in recent gun crimes — not ones that have been seized — and called on the community to come together to help stem the violence.

“If you know something, say something,” he urged.

In one recent shooting, Hudson said the victim has not cooperated with authorities, which he said is another issue investigators often face.

“I’m asking all of you who live in this county, who are a citizen of the United States of America to please get involved, we need your help, enough is enough.”

Christopher Morgan from the Ministry Alliance of Darlington County said more focus needs to be placed on protecting youths in the community.

“We have to step up to the plate, and we have to put a ring around our children our grandchildren, our sons, our nephews, our nieces, and we need to start there,” he said. “Whatever intervention we need to do to get them to turn from the violent behavior, we need to do it. We desperately need to do it.”

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