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Dec 7, 2012 10:26 PM by Steven Albritton

Abbeville Murder Still Under Investigation

A shooting in Abbeville has left one man dead and no arrests have been made. Abbeville Police say a body was found in a home this morning on Eaton Park Drive. Abbeville police were called to the house, where they found the victim dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

"One of the police officers approached me and asked me if I had seen anything this morning across the street. I told him no we hadn't seen anything," Debra Richard said.

Richard lives across the street from where police were called, but wasn't home when police showed up. She returned from work to find six police vehicles near her home.

Police are ruling this as a homicide. As for the neighborhood, residents say things like this never happen. It's a working class community with an elementary school just down the road. Today's events caught many off guard.

"This is such a quiet neighborhood. You know you don't have the kids running around, and it's really unexpected to see something like this across the street happen," Richard says.

Even with a murder happening so close to her home, Debra Richard still feels safe in her neighborhood. She has confidence Abbeville Police will bring someone to justice.

"We have a good police force and I'll know they'll do their best."

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