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19-year-old father shot, killed in Lancaster

(Micah Smith | WBTV) (Micah Smith | WBTV)

A 19-year-old shot and killed in Lancaster Tuesday night has been identified as Mar'Quise Deshun Evans. Family and friends say Evans leaves behind a one-year-old child.

The Lancaster Police Department says officers were called to an apartment complex in the 400 block of Caroline Court around 9:16 p.m. where they found a black SUV with numerous bullet holes. That's when police say Evans, who had been shot multiple times, walked around the corner and collapsed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“I do not know why my nephew is not here no more, but it is not a big enough reason for him to be dead right now,” said Della Johnson, Evans' aunt.

“I still cannot believe it, like in my mind I cannot believe that he is gone,” said Farricka Grier, Evans' best friend. “He was just full of life. Life of the party. If anyone was feeling bad, he could make them smile,” Grier said. 

An autopsy is being performed Wednesday.

“She said, “momma there is a body laying right there.” I said what? She said, “Yes, a body right there,”” said Sally Sweatt, who lives near where Evans collapsed. “But for someone to die right here, I do not think I will ever get over it.”

No possible motives have been released. 

An 18-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder at the Caroline Courts Apartment complex in February. Police arrested 18-year-old Zion Twitty as the suspect in that shooting. 

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“When you hear gunshots around here, you just hit the floor because you do not know where it is coming from," Sweatt said. 

Police have not made any arrests in the shooting. 

"A young man has lost his life in yet another act of senseless violence. It is my sincere hope that anyone with information concerning this incident will contact the Lancaster Police Department," police say. 

Officers can be contacted at 803-283-1173.

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