GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified a man who died following a shooting Wednesday night.
We reported earlier that the shooting happened at Forest View Apartments on Webster Road in Greenville.
Greenville Police Department officers found the victim lying in the parking lot when they arrived on the scene around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
“Officers began applying lifesaving aid before EMT personnel arrived a short time later to take over. Despite their best efforts, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene,” the Greenville Police Department said in a news release.
The man’s shooting death does not appear to be random.
Police said investigators believe the victim knew the shooter and that the shooting “was the escalation of a conflict between them.”
On Thursday, the coroner’s office identified the victim as Jerel Antonio Mansel, 29, of Greenville.
According to the Greenville County Coroner’s Office, the victim died of a gunshot wound to the chest. His death has been ruled a homicide.
No arrests or suspects have been named in the shooting.
Mansel’s mother told 7News he was a beloved father, brother and son.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME (864-232-7463).
Greenville Police Department said it’s the second homicide in the city this year.