Victim found dead in Lexington Monday night identified, investigation continues

Homicide in Lexingon Co.

Lexington County, S.C. (WACH) -- The Lexington County Coroner has identified the victim of a homicide that happened Monday night.

According to Coroner Margaret Fisher, 26-year-old Austin Chandler of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Coroner's office added that due to Chandler's relationship to an employee of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, SLED is leading the investigation.

According to the LCSD Twitter page, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Glasgo Lane in response to the homicide around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The employee was not involved in the incident.

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