Drive-by shooting in Clearwater claims one life

22-year-old killed at Belvedere Road and Augusta Road
22-year-old killed at Belvedere Road and Augusta Road(WRDW)
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 8:15 PM EDT
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CLEARWATER, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - One person is dead after a drive-by shooting in Clearwater Sunday evening.

On Sunday shortly after 5 p.m., Aiken County deputies responded to reports of multiple shots fired on several streets in Clearwater, from Jefferson Davis Highway, Belvedere Road, and Augusta Road.

Witnesses told deputies they saw several individuals from four separate cars shooting at each other with handguns.

From this incident, the coroner’s office found 22-year-old Deangelo R. Washington, dead in the driver’s seat of a car behind a home on Augusta Road. He was found with multiple gunshot wounds and his body will be autopsied on Wednesday.

Deputies say preliminary findings in the investigation of this shooting may have resulted from an earlier disturbance at Midland Valley High School.

The sheriff’s office is still in the early stages of this investigation and asks the community’s help to find any suspects involved. They are to be considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information that would lead to the location or identity of any suspects, please call deputies at (803) 648-6811.

You can also leave an anonymous tip with the Midlands Crime Stoppers.

Your tip could earn you up to a $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any crime.

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