Fatal gunshot victim at Village Green Townhomes in Clemson identified

A deadly shooting took place Saturday morning at a residential complex in Clemson.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Gerard Traver Ouellette, according to Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Saturday at the Village Green Townhomes at 1108 Tiger Blvd., according to a statement from the Clemson Police Department.

Police received a 911 call about a man who had been shot, the department said.

When police arrived, they found the man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.

Kelley said in a statement that Ouellette had lived in Village Green

Village Green Townhomes regularly house students, according to its website, and are advertised as “just a walk, bike or bus ride to campus.”

Some residents of the complex said they heard gunshots shortly after midnight. Tia Jones, a 27-year-old student at Clemson University, said she became aware of the situation when her dog became agitated by the noise and started barking.

“I heard screaming, and that’s usually indicative of drunken students,” she said.

But when police arrived about 20 minutes later, they said it became clear something more serious had happened, Jones said.

Clemson Police are currently investigating the incident as a homicide. Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call Lt. Richard Gooch at 864-624-2007.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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