Murder on West Peach Road

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – One man was killed and two others were injured Saturday night after shots were fired during a party on West Peach Road near U.S. Hwy 321 in the Greenbrier section of Fairfield County, according to the sheriff.

Tyon Dremetrius Byrd, 21, of Winnsboro was taken to an area hospital where he died, Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill said Monday.

Byrd’s death is being investigated as a murder, according to Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday July 1, deputies responded to a residence and open lot on West Peach Road in reference to a shooting incident.

When deputies arrived they learned that two individuals appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were transported to area hospitals. Deputies later learned that a third person showed up at an area hospital with what appeared to be gunshot wounds related to the West Peach Road party.

There is no other available information on the condition of the other two shooting victims.

An autopsy is scheduled for Byrd with Newberry Pathology on Wednesday, according to Hill.

The shootings are being investigated by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s office, the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

“First, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of these victims as they deal with this tragedy,” Montgomery said. “As we are in the very early stages of this investigation, it is still very fluid and we are limited in what information we can provide at this time.”

Montgomery asked that anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office at 803-635-4141.

This story was updated on July 5, 2023 at 12:12 p.m.

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