VIDEO: Suspect in shooting at Sumter club crashes car into masonic lodge
SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – Sumter County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating after a suspect in a shooting at a Sumter Club crashed his car into a masonic lodge early Sunday morning.
About 2:40 a.m. deputies responded to a call of a reported shooting at a club in the 3800 block of Broad Street. The incident started when man was arguing with a woman in the parking lot and she drove away.
When the man, a 41-year- old male, then tried to enter the club, two security guards turned him away. The man then went to his vehicle and retrieved a weapon. He approached the security guards who again told him he could not enter the club. The man put the weapon to the chest of one of the security guards and pulled the trigger. The security guard’s body armor stopped the bullet and he was uninjured. The two guards returned fire as he fled to his vehicle, a silver in color 2012 Chevrolet Impala, firing his weapon several times as he ran. The man was shot at least three times but managed to drive away. Several other vehicles in the parking lot were hit by gunfire.
A few minutes later, the man’s vehicle passed another car at a high rate of speed on Stamey Livestock Road. Witnesses in the other vehicle discovered the man’s vehicle had traveled across Frierson Road crashing into the Hillcrest Masonic Lodge, located at the intersection of Stamey Livestock and Frierson roads.
Law enforcement and EMS crews responded, where the man was extracted from his vehicle and taken to Palmetto Health Tuomey where he underwent surgery. He is listed in stable condition.
No charges have been filed but are expected as soon as the man is released from the hospital.