Deadly shooting investigated on Silver Bluff Road

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says they are looking into a fatal shooting on Silver Bluff Road in Aiken.

It happened on the 3100 block of Silver Bluff Road, near the intersection with Green Road.

According to investigators, deputies responded to the area around 10:10 p.m. and found a man, identified by the Aiken County Coroner's Office as Willie Simmons, Jr., with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Deputies say a witness reported that they woke up to the sound of gunfire and looked out the window to see a person standing next to a car opening fire.

Meanwhile, deputies began to perform CPR on Simmons, 33, but he later died from his injuries.

The search is now on for a suspect. However, a detailed description of a suspect and the car they were in is not currently available.

If you have any information about this case, you're asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at 803-648-6811.

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