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Sumter mother shot while walking with her baby in stroller

The shooting happened on Tuesday morning according to deputies

SUMTER, S.C. — Sumter deputies are searching for the person who shot a mother walking down a street with her baby in a stroller in broad daylight on Tuesday.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff Sheriff's Office, the woman was walking along Rye Street when she was shot. She was found around 11:30 a.m. by deputies from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, along with EMS personnel, lying in the roadway.

Investigators determined she'd been shot several times. 

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The female victim, whose identity has not been released at this time, was rushed to a local hospital where she remains. The child, who was not shot, was safely placed with another family member.

Officers say they've had limited information but some witnesses provided information on a vehicle related to this shooting.

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“None of us can fathom the evil that it takes for someone to intentionally point a gun at and shoot another person, but in this case, there was an infant child in the middle," said Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis. "Whoever this monster is, I want that person in custody now! Oftentimes, we ask the community to share anything they believe to be important. In this case, I am begging the community, please help us find this person.”

 

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