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Coroner identifies 2 killed in Anderson Co. shooting; third victim hospitalized

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Anderson County deputies and the Anderson County Coroner’s Office are investigating a deadly shooting that claimed two men’s lives and injured a third man early Monday, according to Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman.

The shooting happened at a bar on Whitner Street near Appleton Street around 1:30 a.m.

Deputies said the name of the bar is the B&B Lounge.

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Boseman said one victim died at the scene and two other victims were taken to the hospital. The second victim died at the hospital and Boseman said the third victim is expected to survive.

Deputies said they arrived to find one victim outside in a car and two others inside the bar.

The victim who died on scene was identified as 49-year-old Harold Gaines, a bartender at B&B Lounge.Boseman identified the man who died at the hospital as 29-year-old Jwan Tyree Smith of Booker Street in Anderson. He said Smith suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Boseman said the investigation is still in its early stages but said the shooting appeared to stem from a domestic incident. After an autopsy, he confirmed both men died from gunshot wounds to the chest.

The coroner said more than one gun was used in the incident.

Rocky Bolden Jr, a friend of Haines, says its a tragic ending for a man he called his brother. He says Gaines will be greatly missed. 

"Harold Gaines, you know over here in this area we all know Harold Gaines. The community loved him," Bolden said.

"Anybody that came through this side of town, this neighborhood and this community," he said, "We can't say Harold Gaines has not helped you in any way. He helped everybody. He will be missed."

Detectives said the investigation is ongoing but anyone with information is asked to call Det. Kenny Pigman at 864-231-2807 or 864-332-5451.

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