Crime & Courts

Here’s why no arrests are expected in Irmo shooting that killed 2, injured 1

Two people were killed and a third person injured Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, on Sutton Way near Irmo.
Two people were killed and a third person injured Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, on Sutton Way near Irmo.

No arrests are expected in a double-fatal shootout near Irmo that sheriff’s investigators say was the result of a botched drug deal.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired around 8:30 p.m. Sunday on the 100 block of Sutton Way, which is just off Koon Road not far from Dutch Fork High School. Lt. Curtis Wilson said they found three victims, two of whom were pronounced dead by the coroner.

Tyler Michael Pluchinsky, 23, of Sutton Way, and Davion Q. Allen, 21, of McQueen Street in Loris, each died of complications from gunshot wounds to the upper body, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Monday.

A third victim was taken to Palmetto Health Richland hospital in serious condition but was improving Monday morning, Wilson said.

“At the moment it doesn’t appear that they’ll be any arrests from the shootings but again, this investigation continues,” Wilson said.

A botched drug deal prompted the shootout between Pluchinsky and Allen, Wilson said. The third individual was injured when the shots rang out.

The fatal incident capped off a violent weekend during which three people were injured in three separate Richland County shootings Saturday night and Sunday morning.

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