Lexington County deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a Gaston home early Wednesday morning.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victim as Malcolm Jones, 27, of Gaston.

“We’re working to determine more about the incident but, based on information we’ve gathered so far, we don’t believe this was a random act,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said.

Deputies responded to a home in the 500 block of Blackville Road about 12:40 Wednesday morning and found Jones dead from an apparent gunshot wound, according to Koon.

“Detectives are still working to develop leads in the case,” Koon said. “We’re asking anyone with information related to the case to share those tips with us by calling Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.”

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