Man killed in Seneca shooting on Padgett St., homicide investigation underway

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SENECA, S.C. (WSPA) – A homicide investigation is underway after a deadly shooting in Seneca late Tuesday night.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday to Padgett Street in regards to initial reports of a disturbance. Oconee Co. 911 received a call reporting shots fired.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they found a man lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound. Deputies, as well as an officer from the Seneca Police Department and paramedics, attempted life saving measures on the victim, however, the victim died on scene.

That person has been identified by the coroner’s office as 62-year-old Richard Dennis Keese.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide by the Oconee County Coroner’s Office and the sheriff’s office. We’ll continue to update this information as we learn more.

Investigators are continuing to follow up on leads in this ongoing investigation.

If anyone has any information in regards to an overnight homicide at 14 Padgett Street, you are asked to call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. You can also submit a tip on the sheriff’s office website here.

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