SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – An 18-year-old died following a shooting Saturday afternoon at a Spartanburg County gas station.
The shooting happened shortly before 2 p.m. at the Valero gas station at the corner of Southport Road and West Croft Circle.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrived to find one person with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center where he died a short time later.
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 18-year-old Ashlon Quentin Fields.
There’s no word yet on any suspects in the shooting.
People living near the gas station said they were surprised to see their little corner store flooded with blue lights and crime scene tape.
“It was just shocking like I didn’t expect for something like that to happen around here, I’m really- yeah, I’m more concerned now that it happened so close to home,” Alvin Maxwell, a nearby resident said. “I really have to be cautious now because I walk to the store sometimes I just drive here late nights and now I have to really be careful about everything.”
The Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office said that this an active investigation.
We will update the story as more details become available.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The spelling of the victim’s name has been updated to reflect a correction from the Spartanburg Co. Coroner’s Office.)