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UPDATE: One dead, another injured in Dutel Street shooting

Posted at 6:02 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 00:47:52-04

One person is dead and another injured following and shooting in Abbeville.

Abbeville Police say the shooting happened at around 5:30 p.m. on April 2, in the 300 block of Dutel Street. Officers day they were called out to a "shots fired" incident but quickly determined that two people had been shot.

One of the victims was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The other victim died as a result of the shooting, police say. That person's identity has not yet been released.

The Abbeville Police Department did not say if any suspects were known.

An investigation is ongoing.

"Due to the active, ongoing nature of this homicide investigation, the Abbeville Police Department is not releasing any further details regarding the investigation at this time. The Abbeville Police Department is also not releasing the identity of the victims," a release states.


Abbeville Police Chief Spearman is reminding citizens that the police department is there, 24 hours a day, to serve. "We encourage all of our citizens to stay vigilant and contact us if you need."

In addition to dialing 911, residents can contact the department at 893-2511. You may contact their “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ Department/, the official web page @ by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store