72-year-old woman shot and killed in Lexington

The Lexington Police Department is investigating a shooting death that occurred late Thursday afternoon in Lexington.

At approximately 5:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West Main Street and found a 72-year-old Gilbert woman with a gunshot wound to the face, according to Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green.

Police rendered aid until Lexington County EMS arrived.
The woman died en route to the hospital.

A 49-year-old Lexington man at the scene with a handgun. He was taken into investigative detention and is being interviewed by detectives.

A witness at the scene stated that the shooting had occurred during an argument near the former Kmart and near a fence and wood line of the Town Square shopping center.

The Lexington Police Department, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

The investigation is ongoing and more information, including the names of those involved, are expected to be released at a later time.