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Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

A 68-year-old Orangeburg man lived just long enough to tell police that a woman hit him with a hammer and a man shot him.

Investigators have been working tirelessly on the case since Sunday and conducted several interviews with individuals on Monday, Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Capt. Alfred Alexander said.

According to an incident report, Bobby Scott Huggins was attacked and later died from his injuries.

Huggins called for officers to come to his apartment at 498 Amelia Village, unit 436, at 2:36 a.m. Sunday, Alexander said. When police arrived, they found the man in his bed with a large amount of blood.

Huggins told officers that he let a homeless woman stay at his apartment for a few days.

He said the woman struck him in the head with a hammer, Alexander said. The man jumped off the bed and chased the woman into the living room.

When the man entered the living room, an unknown man fired a handgun at him, Alexander said. The man and woman then fled the apartment.

“The victim crawled back into his bedroom and called Public Safety,” Alexander said.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen and thigh area. Medics transported him to the Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

Officers located three 9mm shell casings in the apartment. One was on the floor at the entrance of the bedroom, one was in the window blinds of the living room and another was on the desk in the living room, according to the incident report.

An occupant of a nearby apartment unit told officers that she heard yelling followed by two or three loud pops.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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