Skip to comments.Two shot Thursday in Florence attempted robbery(SC)
Posted on 06/15/2012 4:23:37 AM PDT by marktwain
FLORENCE, S.C. --
Two people were shot Thursday afternoon during what appears to be an attempted robbery inside a residence at Mt. Zion Apartments on Church Street.
The incident began about 2 p.m. soon after three men arrived at the apartment to visit a man who was already there.
The man was expecting one visitor, who brought two other guys along with him, Maj. Carlos Raines, Florence Police Department, said. Soon after they got there, they pulled out guns and went to rob him. There was a struggle, and in the process, one of the suspects was shot.
At some point during the struggle, the suspects regained possession of the gun and shot the intended robbery victim. The three men then ran from the apartment, Raines said.
Police said the suspect who was wounded was at an area hospital being treated. They are in the process of trying to identify the other two suspects, Raines said.
There were several shots fired during the struggle, and you had a lady with three kids inside the apartment while all this was going on, Raines said. It could have been a lot worse.
Both men who were injured are expected to recover.
Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspects is asked to call the Florence Police Department at (843) 676-8800.
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