Suspect sought in weekend shooting

Lexington County detectives are working to generate leads in the investigation of a Saturday morning shooting in Lexington.

“Deputies responded to The Hidden Tavern on Wing Hill road around 2:20 Saturday morning after calls about a fight there,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “As they were on the way, dispatchers told deputies shots had been fired.”

Deputies talked to a man who was shot in his lower body shortly after they arrived on scene, according to Koon. He was able to provide some information about what happened.

“The shooting victim, who is expected to recover, told us a fight started in the parking lot, which prompted someone to fire several shots into the air,” Koon said. “He said the shooter then drove around to the front of the bar and started arguing with someone else.”

The shooter fired more shots as people tried to get the gun away from him, according to Koon.

“Deputies found two vehicles that were involved in the shooting on some nearby property,” Koon said. “We’ve towed one of those as evidence in our investigation.”

Koon encouraged anyone with information about the fight or the shooting to share their tip anonymously by using the Midlands Crimestoppers app. Tipsters who provide information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward.

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