Weekend shooting in Lancaster ends in the killing of an ex-con

Posted March 4, 2013 10:14 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Local News

A Lancaster man who spent the last decade in prison for the murder of a pool hall owner was himself killed over the weekend.

36-year-old Kenneth Blanding was found dead on his front porch on Miller Street in Lancaster Sunday night from an apparent gunshot wound. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

Blanding was released from prison last year for the 1999 murder of pool hall owner Frank Robinson.

Authorities are still searching for a suspect in the case.

If you have any information that may assist police in the investigation, you are asked to call Lancaster’s anonymous tip line at 803-289-6040.

Greg Suskin of WSOC-TV contributed to this report.