Sumter man wanted after attack, non-fatal shooting


Sumter police seek the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection to an early morning shooting.

After 2:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital after a 31-year-old man with gunshot wounds was brought in by a private vehicle. He was later transported to a Columbia hospital where he is in stable condition and is expected to recover, according to Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the Sumter Police Department.

An initial investigation indicated the victim was in the front yard of his Clement Road home when a vehicle pulled up. According to McGirt, Quanlik Shameek Moqwll Kennedy, 24, of Rast Street and four others exited the vehicle, charged toward the victim and began attacking him before Kennedy fired shots. The group then drove off.

Officers consider the attack-turned-shooting to be an isolated incident. Kennedy is wanted on several charges, including attempted murder, McGirt said.

Anyone who sees Kennedy or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700. Tips can also be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, online at or by downing the P3 Tips app for mobile devices.

A cash reward may be available for information that leads to an arrest.