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1 person has died following 3rd shooting in Florence within 24 hours

City of Florence police car (Credit: WPDE)
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A person has died after being shot early Sunday morning in the 1000 block of Carver Street in Florence, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

The victim was identified as Benjamin Willie Dixon, 32, of Florence, von Lutcken said.

The body will be autopsied at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston this week.

This is the third deadly shooting in Florence in the past 24 hours.

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One woman posted on social media about gun violence in the community saying, “ Prayers going up for my old neighborhood, I moved to Florence in 2015 on Carver Circle and I didn’t hear of shootings on that side. I Pray that God would touch the hearts of the shooters so they can seek Him and turn their lives around.”

Another man said, “ Gun Violence is becoming less than 24 hours every day seems like every 24 minutes. If they do not revisit the gun laws it will never get better all the youth going to be six feets under...Praying is good but praying and still seeing the same results is hurting many families.”

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Police have repeatedly said it’s going to take the community to turn things around.

Law enforcement officers said they can’t win the battle by themselves and urged the community to get involved in their crime watch groups.

Officers said if you see something, say something.

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