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One person was killed during a shooting in Loris Thursday night, according to Loris police Chief Gary Buley.

Buley said in an email the shooting stemmed from a road rage incident and happened around 5:30 p.m. at the Speedway gas station at 5370 Broad Street in Loris. 

When a pickup truck pulled into the gas station, a second truck following closely behind also pulled in and a man got out and approached the first truck with a knife, police said in a press release. The man with the knife opened the door of the first truck, and the driver shot the man with the knife in self-defense, police added.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the unresponsive man with a gunshot wound to the upper torso and performed CPR until EMS arrived. The man was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The identity of the deceased will be released after next of kin are notified.

Loris police ask anyone with information about the case to call 843-756-4000 and ask for Det. Stevens.

(Clarification: the original version of this story said the victim was 32 years-old, citing a police press release. The Horry County Coroner's Office determined the victim was 34. Read our update here.)

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