Florence, S.C. (WBTW) — A homicide investigation is underway after one person was killed Sunday afternoon in a shooting in Florence.

Police said it happened about 4:20 p.m. in the 800 block of Commander Street and that officers found the victim dead outside a home.

The Florence County Coroner’s Office said the incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday and identified the victim as Dequin Ellerbe, 38, of Timmonsville. Ellerbe’s body was scheduled to be autopsied at the Medical University of South Carolina, according to coroner Keith von Lutcken.

Florence police and the Florence County Coroner’s Office are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call Lance Cpl. Chatlosh at 843-665-3191 or email him at Jchatlosh@cityofflorence.

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