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Officials ID man with gunshot wounds found lying in street

September 7, 2018

TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — Officials have identified the man who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds lying in a South Carolina street.

News outlets report a coroner’s office has identified the man as 25-year-old Eddie Michael Thomas. The coroner’s office says Thomas died from the multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was a homicide.

Greenville County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Flood says deputies responding Thursday morning to a report of a bloody man lying in a Taylors street found Thomas dead.

Flood says it’s unknown at this time if Thomas’ death is related to a drive-by shooting earlier that day. Flood says no one was injured in that shooting, though the shots fired by a car driving through the area hit a house and another vehicle.

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