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Police: Moore man shot dead in his car

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Investigators at the scene of your deadly shooting on Amherst Drive in Spartanburg Wednesday night. (April 18, 2012/FOX Carolina) Investigators at the scene of your deadly shooting on Amherst Drive in Spartanburg Wednesday night. (April 18, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Spartanburg Public Safety Department is investigating a shooting that has left one person dead Wednesday night.

The shooting happened on Amherst Drive in Spartanburg just after 9 p.m. Police said the woman who called 911 heard two gunshots in her backyard after her boyfriend came home.

When officers arrived on scene, they said they found a male victim with a gunshot wound to the head sitting in the driver's seat of his car. Officers said the victim died at the scene.

According to investigators, the victim was attempting to exit his vehicle when he was shot by the suspect(s). The victim was identified as 56-year-old Tommy Jarvis Williams of Moore.

Investigators said they believe Williams knew the shooter.

"We don't think it was random," said Captain Art Littlejohn, a spokesperson from Spartanburg Public Safety. "A random robbery doesn't seem like the motive."

Police have not identified suspects at this time and said the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. Investigators are interviewing witnesses and gathering information about the incident.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC or Text TIP649 with your information to CRIMES (274637).

Littlejohn said this was the second homicide of the year in Spartanburg.

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