The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting and a car crash that resulted in a woman's death early Saturday morning on the Highway 28 bypass.
Anderson County Coroner Don McCown said the incident is now being called a homicide after the autopsy on Sunday found that the victim died from the gunshot wound.
Capt. Garland Major with the sheriff's office said the incident began with a fight outside Marvon's nightclub. Major said the club had hired a private security company and the armed security team was trying to get people to leave. Major said a security guard saw a vehicle coming toward him and that he felt threatened.
Major said the security guard then fired at the truck. Major said the truck then left the parking lot and traveled a short distance down the Highway 28 bypass before crashing into a parked car and a utility pole.
Major said rescue crews found India Cynthia Lomax, 21, of Anderson, dead on the scene of the crash. Major said Lomax had been shot in the torso. A passenger identified as Willis Reginald Donald, 33, was also found with a gunshot wound in the arm, Major said.
McCown said the autopsy determined that Lomax died from blood loss from a single gunshot wound. McCown said the wreck did not contribute to Lomax's death but that she succumbed to the gunshot wound before the impact of the accident.
Major said the bullet flew from Lomax's left backside to her front. He said investigations into how exactly Lomax was shot will continue on Monday.
A few hours after the accident happened, many officers remained on scene from both the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident involved a power pole, so utility crews were out on the scene as well.
Major said no charges have been filed in the case at this time, no one is in custody and the investigation is ongoing. He said multiple shots were fired and a gun was found near the vehicle at the scene of the accident.
Major said once the car and evidence are examined, investigators will meet with the solicitor's office to determine any charges that may be filed.
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