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Man wanted after Columbia shooting victim dies in hospital

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Published: Dec. 19, 2021 at 12:44 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A man is wanted for murder after a victim of a shooting in Columbia died from his injuries in the hospital.

The shooting happened on December 18 near Columbia Place Mall, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to a home on the 2000 block of Oakside Lane off Nancy Avenue just before midnight.

Upon arrival, they found a man with a gunshot wound to the upper body and immediately began rendering aid to him. That man was then rushed to a local hospital by EMS for more treatment, according to deputies.

The victim passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, December 30, according to deputies.

The investigation revealed that Gabriel Ramirez-Medrano, 43, was involved in a verbal altercation with the victim before allegedly shooting him. Medrano had an outstanding warrant for attempted murder but it has since been upgraded to murder after the victim passed away.

Medrano is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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