South Sumter residents want change, decreased crime

Some community members feel they don’t have police support; Sumter chief says cooperation is key in solving some crimes

BY SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 8/7/20

South Sumter residents woke up scared for their lives on the night of May 10 when several gunshots were fired in the Hoyt Street area.

The blasts weren't from a normal firearm. It sounded like a military-grade weapon with rapid fire coming from …

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