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Greenhurst neighbors react to Monday night double homicide

L-to-R: Jamal Armstrong (Photo Source: Erika Ancrum), Tyrell Miles (Photo Source: Facebook) L-to-R: Jamal Armstrong (Photo Source: Erika Ancrum), Tyrell Miles (Photo Source: Facebook)
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

Dorchester County Sheriff's officials are investigating after two men are shot and killed in a Summerville neighborhood Monday night.

Tire marks in the mud in front of 102 Larson Drive are all that is left of a crime scene that was very active the night before.

Neighbors in the Greenhurst subdivision are reacting to the violence, calling it "awful" and "upsetting."

"A lot of things have happened over the 38 years since I've been here, and it's not for the good, it's for the worse," Greenhurst resident Arlon DeLorge said.

Dorchester County deputies say at around 6 p.m. Monday they got a call that two men had been shot in front of a home.

Tyrell Jamar Miles, 23, was pronounced dead on scene. Jamal Armstrong, 22, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

Armstrong's family says they don't know why he was on Larson Drive the night of the shooting. His family says Armstrong worked two jobs and went to school. They were thankful last week to celebrate Thanksgiving together, but are even more thankful for that last holiday together now.

"We didn't know that would be the last time he'd be with his family all together," said Bertha Aiken, Armstrong's grandmother.

Neighbors in Greenhurst are sad for the families as well.

"I feel for those mothers of those two young men, they have my deepest condolences and symphony," said Betty Ann Willis.

Some hope out of tragedy, this can be a lesson for everyone.

"I need to have people that live in here be aware of their surroundings and know what's going on. A lot of break-ins and stuff like that...people are just breaking in and no one is saying anything," DeLorge said.

Armstrong's family says they want answers and justice.

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is still searching for the suspect. No arrests have been made.

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