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Man fatally shot at South Carolina birthday party

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 1:13 PM
Last updated 7:53 PM
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BISHOPVILLE, S.C. — The Lee County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting death at a birthday party.

WIS-TV reported that Sheriff Daniel Simon said the shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at a nightclub in Bishopville.

Simon said the club owner called authorities and said a young man was going to get a weapon.

Simon said a man fired shots at the building from across the street. A security guard returned fire and killed 23-year-old Timothy Stephen Kennedy.

Authorities said Kennedy was one of more than 200 people who had been at a birthday party at the club.

No other injuries were reported.

SLED and the Bishopville police are assisting in the investigation.

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