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Man charged with murder in Florence shooting

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One person is dead after a shooting on Connor Street in Florence. One person is dead after a shooting on Connor Street in Florence.
Jerry Lewis Ivy (Source: Florence Police Department) Jerry Lewis Ivy (Source: Florence Police Department)
Raymond Clemmons (Source: Florence Police Department) Raymond Clemmons (Source: Florence Police Department)

A deadly shooting happened on Connor Street in Florence Thursday night.

Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler said it happened around 8:30 at the corner of Connor Street and Central Avenue.

Police responded to a shots fired call when they arrived and found 50-year-old Jerry Ivy dead.

Police said 42-year-old Raymond Clemmons turned himself in just a short time after the shooting.

He was charged with murder.

Police believe last night's shooting stemmed from a previous altercation between the cousins.

"This was a continuing issue between the two of them that, unfortunately, ended in the death of Jerry Ivy last night," said Tyler.

At this point it's still unclear exactly what lead to the shooting.

Officials said after Ivy showed up at the home where Clemmons was, the situation escalated.

Officers said Clemmons grabbed a gun and shot Ivy.

Police said Ivy's sister was in the truck during the shooting, but was not hurt.

Some neighbors said they now fear a possible retaliation.

"Domestic situations are very emotional, and we would encourage anyone around there whether they're from Clemmons family or Ivy family or neighbors if they see anything that seems to be threatening or anything that concerns them, to call us and let us know," Tyler said.

Neighbors who live nearby are pretty shaken up over the shooting.

It's been an emotional 24 hours for both the Clemmons and Ivy families, as well as those who live where the shooting took place.

"I said, 'Thelma, he's got a gun,' and about that time we all started heading in the house and we heard 'Pop pop!'" said neighbor Wanda Mullins.

Mullins and her neighbors said they had just gotten back from their evening walk when the shooting took place.

"It scared the daylights out of us," she said.

"Really, it happened so quick. It was just so scary, especially when you heard the gun shot," said neighbor Annette Floyd.

Floyd said they heard the commotion when they were inside, but it wasn't until they went back outside and learned the man had died when reality set in.

"That was real frightening,"  said Floyd. "We come back and we always sit on one of our porches or something and just visit - had no idea nothing was going to go on."

"Later on, after I been thinking about it, if I was sitting on my porch, a stray bullet could've hit me - and that's a scary feeling to sit here and know this happened this close," said Mullins.

The women said all that's left to do now is to pray, pray for the families and pray for everyone's safety.

"I just hope everything will be okay and I feel sorry for the family of both of them," said Floyd.

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