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Vigil held for woman killed in Anderson nightclub shooting

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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Friends of India Lomax, the woman killed in a early morning shooting in Anderson Saturday, honored her memory Monday night.

They held a vigil outside her apartment in Anderson with pictures, music, stuffed animals and candles.

"Anytime we needed her she was always there, she was there an open ear," said friend Sananatonio Crosby.

At the vigil her friends remembered their final moments with the mother of three, a woman they said was taken too soon.

"I feel kind of sad and enraged because a young woman lost her life because of stupidity," said friend Lasqundra Miles.

At this point no charges have been filed in the shooting that happened outside of Marvon's Nightclub in Anderson. 

Capt. Garland Major with the Anderson County 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. He 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.

FOX Carolina spoke with the man who was a passenger in that truck during the shooting. He said he did not have a weapon and the car did not swerve towards the armed guard. He feels the security guard should be charged with homicide.

FOX Carolina also spoke with the owner of the security firm the guard works for, called Black Ops Protective Services.

In a statement, the owner, Melvin Jackson Jr., said, "We are working with all law enforcement in connection with this case. The security guard has been placed on paid administrative leave for his safety."

Jackson said most of his employees are former police or military and all are SLED certified and have gone through one week of weapons training and one week of officer training.

Monday FOX Carolina learned the actions of the security guard in the shooting are being investigated by SLED.

SLED has also investigated a previous shooting involving a security guard with Black Ops Protective Services in the past that involved a shooting outside of Club Creme in Greenville in December 2012.

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