Family searches for answers in killing of Abbeville Co. man

ABBEVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is investigating a deadly shooting in Abbeville County.

The Abbeville County Coroner’s Office says dispatchers got a call just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday for a shooting victim on Kennedy Street in Calhoun Falls.

The Abbeville County Coroner’s Office says 27-year old Zelrvic Tinch died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Tinch was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2:30 a.m. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Tinch’s father, Jimmy Tinch, says his son was at home when he was killed.

“He was in this house, and whoever was with him, they had an altercation in here,” he says.

Jimmy says his son was getting ready to start a new job, and was loved by everyone in the neighborhood.

“[He was] fun-loving, glad to be around, very giving,” Tinch says.

Tinch thinks his son knew his killer, and he has one question for whoever pulled the trigger.

“Why did he kill my son? Why? Why would you take something that you can’t give? Why would you take a life? There is nothing that’s that bad that you wanna kill somebody for,” he says.

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