FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — A homicide investigation is underway in Florence after police found a person dead in an empty lot Sunday night.

Officers responded at about 11:30 p.m. to the 700 block of Brunson Street after hearing gunshots in the area and found the person dead, Florence police said.

The person killed has been identified as Marcus Antonio Ellis, 29, of Florence, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday morning at MUSC.

The Florence County Coroner’s Office and Florence police are investigating. This is the fifth shooting on Brunson Street in 2022.

No additional information was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Florence police Cpl. Sieban at 843-665-3191 or to email esieban@cityofflorence.com.

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