SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The Spartanburg Police Department needs the public’s help locating a vehicle of interest involved in a shooting Saturday that killed one person and injured another near a local bar.
Officers were called to Magnolia Street around 2:20 a.m. regarding a shooting.
Police said upon arrival, they found 31-year-old Dearrius Lynell Bobo, of Spartanburg, with a gunshot wound to his upper body lying on the sidewalk.
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office said Bobo died at the scene.
Police said a group of individuals was asked to leave by the security of the Local F.I.G due to an argument prior to the shooting.
Once Bobo and another person were walking on the sidewalk away from the bar, someone in a red Toyota drove by and began shooting, police said.
Officers were informed that friends took the other victim to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.
The owners of Local F.I.G. released a statement following the shooting:
I say this with a heavy heart as a terrible tragedy happened early this morning several doors down from our building. A life was lost on the public sidewalk.
While the victim was not our customer and had not visited our establishment last-night our hearts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones as they grieve the loss of there loved one.Local F.I.G. management
People who live and work in the area told 7NEWS they were shocked to learn about the shooting.
“Everyone comes down here to hang out and have a good time,” said Paul Lockhart. “But, you never think of something happening like that.”
“I think it’s [downtown Spartanburg] always felt safe,” added Morgan Barnes. “I feel like it’s gotten safer as the years have gone by.”
A friend of Dearrius Bobo described him to 7NEWS as a “one of a kind person,” and said, “to have known him is to love him.”
Spartanburg Police asked anyone with information to call 911 or Crime Stoppers.