BEAUFORT — Police in Beaufort are looking for a gunman who shot and killed a 48-year-old man over the weekend.

The Beaufort Gazette reports ( ) that police were called to a home in the city late Saturday afternoon after reports of a shooting.

Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen says 48-year-old Michael Edward Smith was shot and killed.

An officer saw a suspect in the woods nearby and chased the man but could not catch him.

Another search of an abandoned house failed to locate the suspect.

Police say there appears to be a connection between the shooter and the victim and the slaying was not a random act.