(WFXG) - Two McCormick County families are grieving this holiday weekend, after a shooting early morning on November 24 claimed the lives of two men. The shooting happened outside of SAPP'S Bar & Grill on U-S Highway 378 West. Investigators with the sheriffs office have not released the victims' names but family members have identified both men and spoke with FOX 54.
Community members and families in McCormick say what happened after Thanksgiving was simply a tragedy.
"This entire town is totally devastated by this. . these two guys . . everybody around here loved and knew.", says Ardreika Turner. She says her husband, Joel Turner Jr. was only at the restaurant fifteen minutes before being shot along with his cousin, Steven Banks. Banks mother Bridgette Blair, says she never thought she would ever lose her child this way. "He was so well loved, there is not a life in McCormick that he did not touch."
The investigation is ongoing. So far no arrests have been made, If you have any information about this case - contact the McCormick Sheriff's Office. We will be sure to update if any new developments come.