Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced that investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two persons of interest in the fatal shooting of an Orangeburg man.
“We believe these two may have information that could help move this case forward,” the sheriff said. “If you’ve seen them or know them, contact us or have them contact us.”
Ravenell said investigators are looking for 36-year-old Antoine Johnson and 30-year-old Benjamin Wright, both of Orangeburg, who may have knowledge of a Sept. 21 shooting.
Investigators were called out around 6:30 a.m. that day after receiving calls about a shooting that would leave a 34-year-old Orangeburg man dead.
Witnesses said that after work they arrived at a Corona Drive location where they heard a female voice nearby calling for a male “to just get in the car,” according to the report.
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Before exiting their vehicle, the witnesses heard multiple gunshots. The drive of the car sped off after realizing a passenger had been hit.
That victim is believed to have been shot after being in the line of fire.
However, as investigators were speaking with that victim, another victim was brought in from the same incident. That victim later died of his injuries.
If anyone has any information on the location of Wright or Johnson, they are asked to contact the OCSO at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.