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18-year-old killed in West Columbia shooting

Deputies say the shooting happened around 4 p.m. on the 100 block of Miranda Road in West...
Deputies say the shooting happened around 4 p.m. on the 100 block of Miranda Road in West Columbia.(Gray News)
Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 10:17 AM EDT
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WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - An individual was fatally shot in a West Columbia shooting Saturday evening.

Deputies say the shooting happened around 4 p.m. on the 100 block of Miranda Road.

Direko Thomas, 18, of Columbia was pronounced dead on the scene due to multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body, the Lexington Co. Coroner confirmed.

Deputies have identified the shooter from the incident, no name has been released.

The gunman arrived at Lexington Co. Sherriff’s headquarters Saturday night.

Detectives say they interviewed him and he provided an overview of the events that led up to the shooting.

No arrests have been made.

The Lexington Co. Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

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