Deputies investigate murder inside Lexington County bar


LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WACH)-- The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an early morning homicide that occurred at a local bar Sunday.

According to investigators, shots were fired inside of City Nightz bar, 2000 block of Old Dunbar Road, shortly after the establishment's 2 a.m. closing time.

“We don’t know how many men went inside the bar or what they were doing there after closing time,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said.

“Based on the evidence we’ve collected, we know gunshots were exchanged and someone who was still inside the bar was shot to death.”

The Lexington County Coroner identified the victim as 41-year-old Rodney T. Leak. According to the corner Leak's cause of death was due to a gunshot wound.

No arrests have been made, according to Koon. If anyone has any information on what might have taken place, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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