COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The victim of a shooting in Finlay Park Saturday night has died, according to the Columbia Police Department.
According to preliminary information, CPD investigators believe a man and the victim were having some type of argument before the victim was wounded in the shooting around 9 p.m.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with a wound to the upper body where he later died. His identity has not been released by the coroner yet.
Details, such as a description of the suspect, have not been released.
Finlay Park has seen trouble in the past with crime as reports of vagrancy and vandalism are common.
The day following the shooting, a family-friendly event, Family Fest, took place at the park. Many of the people at the event said the shooting was just one more thing that kept them alert.
"You feel you just can't go nowhere it's not safe," Columbia resident Shay Jackson said. "I really hope they find the people that they're actually lookin' for."
Columbia city officials have been considering major plans to renovate the park in recent months. Several designs have included better lighting.Right now the project is still very much in the design and planning phase.
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