Police investigating after man killed in Florence shooting


    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A man was killed in a shooting Wednesday evening in Florence, according to Lt. Mike Brandt with the Florence Police Department.

    According to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken, the victim has been identified as Calvin Morris Whitfield III, 26, of Florence. An autopsy is scheduled Thursday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

    Police responded to a home in the 400 block of South Church Street around 11:15 p.m. where they found Whitfield III wounded. The victim was transported to a local hospital but died from injuries sustained in the incident, Brandt says.

    Florence police and the Florence County Coroner’s Office are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 843-665-3191 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

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