Manning man fires gun during dispute in McLeod Health Clarendon parking area


Yesterday afternoon, Frederick Gibson, 43, of Manning, fired a gun at a victim in the McLeod Health Clarendon parking lot near the ER. 

According to the Manning Police Department, this happened after a dispute between Gibson and the victim. 

"The victim went to the hospital to pick up his girlfriend," said Officer Sean Briley. "When he pulled into the hospital parking lot, the suspect ran from across the street."

At this point, Gibson removed his shirt and handed it and his pistol to his daughter, who was also in the parking lot. 

Gibson began to physically fight with the victim. 

"After they fought for a few seconds, Frederick grabbed a gun and fired at the victim," said Briley.

The victim was not hit, however his vehicle was struck several times. 

The Manning Police Department has a warrant out on Gibson for attempted murder and possesing a weapon during a violent crime. 

The police believe this to be an isolated event, and that Gibson poses no immediate threat to the general public. 

Anyone with information on Gibson's whereabouts is urged to call the Manning Police Department at (803) 435-8859.

The Manning Times will update this story as more information becomes available.


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