LANCASTER, SC (FOX 46) - The Lancaster County Coroner's Office has identified a 19-year-old who was shot and killed Tuesday night in the City.
The victim has been identified as Mar’Quise Deshun Evans, 19, of Lancaster. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
Friends confirm to me that this is Mar'Quise Evans Facebook page and has 1 year old son they plan to help through this tragedy. pic.twitter.com/18R9NSyrlx— Yolian Ortiz FOX46 (@YolianFOX46) April 12, 2017
Many of Evan's friends came to the spot where he was gunned down to say their final goodbyes.
"I really can't believe it. In my mind, I can't believe that he's gone, just can't get over that," Farrika Grier, one of Evans' close friends said.
The call came in around 9:54 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 when the Lancaster Police Department received reports of a shooting. The shooting happened at an apartment complex in the 400 block of Carolina Court, according to police.
This is the apartment where Evans body was found. Neighbors tell me they tried to stay with the body but police told them to stay in apt. pic.twitter.com/2Zdd5YoqQr— Yolian Ortiz FOX46 (@YolianFOX46) April 12, 2017
When officers first arrived on scene they found a black SUV with numerous bullet holes. As the police continued to investigate, the man who had been shot, walked around the corner from behind the apartment complex and collapsed. One man FOX 46 Charlotte spoke to said his granddaughter was in that SUV.
"My granddaughter and two girls, come down the sidewalk crying and stuff. So, I talked to my granddaughter and told her 'I pray this be a lesson for you. That could've been you on the ground just like him.'"
Police told FOX 46 Charlotte, the 19-year-old had obvious trauma, consistent with that of a shooting victim. Officers attempted to initiate first aid, but he did not respond. Evans was pronounced dead on scene.
Mar'Quise Evans was shot and killed in this apartment complex. Lancaster Police tried to give Evans CPR, wasn't responsive and died there. pic.twitter.com/JlnoRqsoTr— Yolian Ortiz FOX46 (@YolianFOX46) April 12, 2017
No arrests have been made and police are searching for a suspect.