1 dead among 5 shot in drive-by at Waffle House; gang retaliation possible, SC sheriff says

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BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP/WNCN) — A sheriff says one man has been killed in a shooting in the parking lot of a Waffle House near a South Carolina interstate.

Lee County Sheriff Daniel Simon said the 4 a.m. Sunday shooting also injured an employee and three customers inside the restaurant just off Interstate 20 in Bishopville, but they are expected to survive.

Simon says early interviews with witnesses indicate gangs may have been involved and the shooting might be in retaliation for another shooting a few months ago at a nearby gas station.

The attack was classified as a drive-by shooting.

The sheriff says investigators are still trying to confirm that information, and no arrests have been made.

Investigators are now looking at security videos for more clues and asking witnesses to come forward. The sheriff’s office has not yet released a possible motive for the crime.

— WLTX/CBS Newspath contributed to this report

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