1 dead, 2 hospitalized after shooting in West Columbia – Victim identified

One person was fatally shot at a West Columbia apartment complex Thursday, according to West Columbia Police.
Two other people also were hospitalized after being shot in the same incident, according to West Columbia Police Department Assistant Police Chief Scott Morrison. The shooting occurred at the New Brookland apartments in the 900 block of Glenn Street, The Lexington County Coroner’s Office has been called in reference to the fatality.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of the homicide.
According to Fisher, Mr. Samir Bernard Atkins, 26, of West Columbia suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.
Of the two victims who were also shot and transported to area hospitals; one is reportedly in critical condition, while the other sustained non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests had been made as of late Thursday afternoon. The West Columbia Police Department is investigating.

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