GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Greenville County deputies say a man has died after shots were fired in a neighborhood Thursday evening.
A neighbor tipped FOX Carolina to the scene on E. Caroline Street around 6:30 p.m. We called dispatch, who confirmed a shooting had been reported just after 5:30 p.m.
We also checked with the coroner's office, who confirmed an investigator was en route to the scene.
Deputies tell us the initial call was for shots fired in the area. When they arrived on scene, they found a man dead on arrival suffering from at least one gunshot wound. GCSO says this appears to be an isolated incident, and they're not looking for suspects as of writing.
On Friday, the coroner's office identified the victim as 32-year-old Jarvis Jerome Kanard. The coroner says Kanard was shot in the chest during an altercation.
His death is being ruled a homicide. At this time, it's unknown if the sheriff's office has made an arrest in the case.
Denise Karnard, his cousin, says the family is shell-shocked and has more questions than answers.
“We’re lost and we don’t know what took place. Why his life? He’s young and still full of life. Still got kids to raise. He’s somebody’s nephew. He’s somebody’s father. He’s somebody’s son," she said. "He still was important no matter what. I just don’t feel like it had to end in gunshots and he’s not here to tell his story.”