25-year-old killed in shooting

Police search for suspects


City of Sumter police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead late Monday afternoon.

Witnesses reported the incident to authorities about 4:45 p.m., indicating shots rang out just off Miller Road about one block north of Broad Street. Officers arrived and found the victim, Lance Lynell Myers, 25, of 4585 Spencer Road in Rembert, on the ground beside a Sumter School District maintenance building along Shop Road suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Police could be seen questioning neighbors in the subdivision near Shop Road and Brunhill Street. Several K-9 units were also on the scene apparently trying to trace an escape route.

A spokesperson with Sumter Police Department said investigators are looking for two or three suspects who might have been involved.

Those with information about the shooting are urged to call Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or anonymously report it to CrimeStoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIME-SC. Officials said a cash reward might be offered for information leading to an arrest.