GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man died Saturday night in a shooting in Greenwood.

The Greenwood Police Department responded to apartments on the corner of Taggart Avenue and New Market Street in reference to a gunshot victim on Saturday night.

“Approximately before 11 o’clock last night, dispatch received a call that a man had been shot at the apartments at the corner of Taggart and New Market,” said Sgt. Jonathan Link, Greenwood Police Department.

Upon arrival, responders located a man with at least one gunshot wound.

“When officers responded, they did find an unresponsive male victim was laying on the porch of the residence. They tried to render first aid to him, but he did die from his injuries at the scene,” Link said.

The Greenwood County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 34-year-old Venson Leon Edwards Jr., of Greenwood.

Link said investigators are still working to learn who is behind the shooting.

“I don’t know if it’s one person or multiple, but they’re just tracing down leads that they’re getting right now, and trying to piece this thing together,” Link said. “We know that there were several people in the area. There are several people that live at that apartment building. Anybody that saw anything or heard anything, has heard anything since then, people talk. You know. The fact is that most of these crimes are solved because somebody talks about what they did to someone. If you know anything, we need to know that information as soon as possible, so that our detectives can put it together,” Link said.

He said investigators are working around the clock to get more information, and get anyone involved off the street.

“You know, that’s our concern too. And that’s why the police department works 24/7, 365 days a year, to try to figure out who does these kinds of things and to put them in jail so that they don’t continue to do this, because they are a danger to our community,” Link said. “As far as being an imminent danger to the community, we don’t believe so right now, but yeah obviously there’s somebody out there who solves whatever problem they have, by pointing a gun at somebody else,” Link said. “So yeah, they’re a danger to the community and we want to do everything that we can, to remove that person from our community, so that our neighbors can go about their lives in a peaceful manner,” he said.

Link said this is the fourth homicide this year.

“This is the fourth homicide that we’ve had in the City this year. While that number is a lot higher than what we’d like it to be, it is not uncharacteristically high. We typically average somewhere between two to three,” Link said. “One murder is too many. We shouldn’t have any murders in a town this size,” he said.

Edwards’ manner of death has been ruled homicide and an autopsy has been scheduled for next week.

The shooting is being investigated by the Greenwood Police Department.

Link said if you have information, you can call detectives at 864-942-8407. He also said you can message the department with anonymous tips, on their social media or by using the tip form on their website.