LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was found shot to death early Friday morning in Laurens County.
According to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at 4:20 a.m. to Leaman Street near Shealy Circle for a shooting.
The sheriff’s office said the victim died from his injuries in the area of Lisbon Road near Mountville.
The Laurens County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and found a man with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coroner’s office identified the victim as 27-year-old Tyquevius Parks Sr., of Cross Hill.
“I heard some gunshots around 4:20 a.m. this morning,” said Brandon Simpson, a neighbor.
Sheriff Don Reynolds told 7NEWS, while investigating, deputies discovered several stolen vehicles at the home where the shooting took place.
“We’ve had a lot of complaints of reckless motorcycles, dirt bikes and four-wheelers,” said Reynolds. “We found a pretty good collection of those in the back there.”
Sheriff Reynolds said investigators are working to determine if those stolen items are related to the shooting.
“Everybody needs to help one another because if you know there’s an ongoing crimes committed – whether it’s stolen vehicles in and out of your neighborhoods or dangerous activity – the only way it’s ever going to stop is if you help us by helping yourself,” said Reynolds.
This shooting is under investigation by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
(Editor’s Note: The spelling of the victim’s name has been corrected to reflect the changes by the coroner’s office.)