1 dead after shooting, fight in Cherokee Co. road

3rd Avenue shooting scene Gaffney


GAFFNEY, SC (WSPA) – One man is dead after a shooting during a fight in a Cherokee County neighborhood, Sunday afternoon.

Deputies believe at least 30 people were in the street on 3rd Avenue watching a fight between several men and women just before 2:00pm.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says one of the men pulled out a gun and fired several rounds.

One person was shot and taken to Mary Black Hospital in Gaffney where he died from his wounds.

According to deputies, the victim was dropped off at the hospital by two men in a black SUV.

The Cherokee County Coroner identified the victim as 33-year-old Sherman Tate. The coroner says Tate was shot in the abdomen and died in the emergency room around 4:00pm.

Sheriff Steve Mueller says investigators believe the victim and shooter knew each other and said it was not a random shooting.

Mueller said they are actively looking for a suspect at this time and said the case is open and active.

Anyone with information on the shooting or the person of interest is asked to call Investigator April Haney at 864-619-2002 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.