Lancaster PD find shooting suspect dead -

Lancaster PD find shooting suspect dead

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Lancaster, SC - (WJZY)- Update: Sammy Lee Baskins is now dead. Lancaster PD say they caught and cornered Baskins shortly after 6:30pm. Baskins shot and killed himself.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Original Story:

 Lancaster Police are currently searching for a suspect that is said to have shot two women.

Police say Sammy Lee Baskins, 41, began his spree at Palmetto Place apartments where he shot one woman. She was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The second shooting happened shortly after on Penny Lane. Another woman was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

At 12:55 p.m. Springs Memorial Hospital was placed on lockdown with fear that the suspect would come to harm his victims again.  The lockdown has been lifted since then.

If you have any information please call the Lancaster Police Department at 803-283-3313.

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