Man found shot several times in car in Spartanburg, police search for suspect


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office said they, along with the Spartanburg Police Department, are investigating the death of a man following a shooting Sunday night.

According to a police department news release, officers responded to a shooting call near Prince Hall Lane in the city.

“Am I scared? I’ve been scared! It’s something every day in Prince Hall,” Keyeria Ray said.

Keyeria Ray has been living at Prince Hall Apartments for three years and told 7 News she has had lots of issues over the years; but she said Sunday night’s shooting was the last straw.

“At the end of the day, every day, I’m waking up and I’m wondering if me and my child are going to be alright to stay over here,” Ray said. “My child is waking up out of his sleep, saying he’s scared. That’s not living.”

According to the Spartanburg Police Department, when they arrived on-scene Sunday night, they found a man sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the parking lot.

Police said Antonio Leonard McKinney, 32, was shot several times while sitting in a blue Toyota sedan. He was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

But neighbors told 7 News this isn’t the first shooting at the complex.

“Somebody got shot over here before and it’s like I can’t even cry anymore,” Kanye Proctor said.

Spartanburg Police told 7 News they’ve responded to the complex several times in the past, but this is the first homicide there in at least four years.

“The majority of the calls are domestic-related. Either domestic criminal or non-criminal. The other crimes we look at most of the time, when we respond there, are larcenies, larcenies from vehicles, vandalism, and those type of things,” Major Art Littlejohn with the Spartanburg Police Department said.

According to police, a suspect was seen running from the scene Sunday night, wearing dark clothing, but no arrests have been made.

Some people told 7 News they’re ready to find a new home.

“Everybody wants to move,” Ray said. “So, it’s time for them to level up and get us some vouchers. If they don’t get the vouchers, I’m moving on my own anyway. It’s time to go.”

According to the coroner’s office, McKinney reportedly stayed at the Extended Stay Hotel on Reidville Road.

According to the release, there is currently no description of the suspect, but police officials told 7 News they believe the suspect and the victim may have known each other.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect can call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC or the Spartanburg Police Department.

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