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Woman fatally shot, suspect detained at iconic Fort Mill produce store

Police respond to shooting at The Peach Stand in Fort Mill

Fort Mill police are investigating a shooting at The Peach Stand in Fort Mill, South Carolina Tuesday afternoon. Police said a woman was killed and a suspect was taken into custody.
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Fort Mill police are investigating a shooting at The Peach Stand in Fort Mill, South Carolina Tuesday afternoon. Police said a woman was killed and a suspect was taken into custody.

A woman was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon at the iconic Peach Stand store in Fort Mill, police said.

The woman’s name and age were not released. She died at the scene, said Maj. Bryan Zachary of the Fort Mill Police Department.

A single male suspect was detained at the scene by officers, then taken to the Fort Mill Police Department, Zachary said.

The suspect has not yet been identified by police.

The shooting was called in to 911 at 4:41 p.m. Officers arrived at 4:43 p.m., Zachary said.

“Officers arrived and, after the suspect was detained, there was no other threat to the public or anyone else in the store,” Zachary said.

Employees and customers were in the store at the time of the shooting, but no one else was injured, Zachary said.

Ron Edwards, general manager of the Peach Stand, released a statement late Tuesday in response to the shooting.

“All of us at the Peach Stand are shocked and heartbroken over this senseless act of violence, and our thoughts are with the victim's family and everyone affected,” Edwards said. “We are working closely with authorities to assist in their investigation, and ask that you please contact Fort Mill Police for information.”

Police have not yet released any information about why the shooting happened at the store, or why the victim was at the store.

Police have not said if the weapon used in the shooting has been recovered.

The store is at the intersection of S.C. 160 and U.S. 21 east of Interstate 77.

Police from the Fort Mill and the York County Sheriff's Office remained at the scene Tuesday night.

Check back for updates.

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