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72-year-old woman killed in Lexington shooting identified

Police are investigating a shooting that happened Thursday on West Main Street.
Police are investigating a shooting that happened Thursday on West Main Street.((Source: WIS))
Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 10:49 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - The 72-year-old woman killed in a shooting at a shopping center in Lexington on Thursday night has been identified.

The shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. behind businesses at the Town Square Shopping Center, near the closed Kmart on West Main Street.

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When officers arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to her face.

Officers provided aid to the woman until Lexington County EMS arrived. She later died while being taken to a local hospital.

The victim has been identified as Judy Burnett, 72, of Gilbert, the coroner confirmed.

No other injuries were reported.

Police also found a 49-year-old man from Lexington at the scene with a handgun. The man was detained by police and is being interviewed about the incident.

A witness told police the shooting took place during an argument.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office are also investigating the shooting.

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