CLINTON, SC (WSPA) – Clinton Police Department officials are asking for public’s help as they investigate two shooting incidents that happened Tuesday night.
According to a news release, officers responded to a car accident that happened in a field on Academy Street in Clinton at around 6:55 p.m.
An investigation revealed that Kevern Dimone Simmons, 29, of Fountain Inn, had gunshot injuries and died.
The Laurens County Coroner’s Office said Simmons’ cause of death is a gunshot wound after an autopsy was done Wednesday morning.
Police said Simmons was involved in an earlier assault on Aug. 31, where he reportedly received a gunshot wound to his arm. In that incident Simmons was treated and released from Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.
According to the release, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office are assisting Clinton Police with the investigation.
Police said the cases are being investigated as if they are related.
A second shooting incident reportedly happened a few hours after the first shooting.
According to the release, officers heard gunshots at around 9:20 p.m. and were advised shortly after that a female was at Prisma Health Care Laurens County Hospital with a non life-threatening gunshot wound.
Police said she was treated and later released from the hospital.
The shooting in this incident is believed to have occurred in the 700 block of West Main St. in Clinton as officers were investigating the Simmons case.
Police said at this time investigators are not sure if this case is related to Simmons’ case.
Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call 864-833-7512, or call CRIME STOPPERS at 888-CRIMESC (or 888-274-6372).