Shooting in Florence County Kills Two

24 year old Malik Askins from Timmonsville and 18 year old Lydia Thompson of Florence were shot to death while sitting inside a car.

Two people were killed in Florence County last night.
24 year old Malik Askins from Timmonsville and 18 year old Lydia Thompson of Florence were shot to death while sitting inside a car in Florence. Authorities are calling the incident a double homicide and say it took place before 6 p.m. on Highway 76 near Alligator Road. A coroner confirmed their deaths yesterday and autopsies were scheduled for this morning at the medical university of South Carolina in Charleston. The Florence County Sheriff’s office and coroner’s office are continuing to investigate.