Lowes shooting

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- A man has died after being shot during a confrontation in a Lowe's parking lot Sunday afternoon.

Spartanburg county dispatchers first confirmed a response call was requested to Lowe's Home Improvement on E. Blackstock Road.

Spartanburg PD said it was not an active shooter situation, but rather a fight between two individuals that escalated in the parking lot and resulted in one being shot around 2:45 p.m.

The victim was transported to Spartanburg Regional, but later died at the hospital. The coroner later identified the victim as 54-year-old Randall Belk of Roebuck. He passed away around 3:17 p.m.

During investigation police learned that Belk and the other individual knew each other. Belk confronted the other individual inside of the store, and began to argue with him. Belk continued to follow him through the store. 

Belk then went to his truck outside and retrieved a four foot piece of lumber. Belk then waited for the individual to leave the store and followed him to his vehicle. 

According to witnesses, the individual was sitting in his vehicle when Belk confronted him for a second time. The individual attempted to tell Belk to back away from the vehicle, but Belk did not. 

The individual in the vehicle then fired a shot at Belk, while he was pointing the piece of lumber at him. 

Belk was then transported to a hospital where he later passed away. The shooter was transported to Spartanburg City Hall, where he was interviewed and released. 

Spartanburg Police and the Solicitor decided to not file charges in the case after reviewing the evidence. 

Steve Salazar, a spokesperson for Lowe's Home Improvement provided a statement on the incident:

"We are aware of an incident involving two individuals around 2:45 p.m. today in the parking lot of our Spartanburg store, and we are assisting Spartanburg Police with their investigation. We are thankful no Lowe’s associates were involved in the incident that took place outside the store and there were no other reported injuries. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those affected."

FOX Carolina has reached out to the city for more information. 

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