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Richland One issues statement after student shot on Saddletrail Road

Richland County Deputies got reports of a shooting at the 300 block of Saddletrail Road around...
Richland County Deputies got reports of a shooting at the 300 block of Saddletrail Road around 5 p.m. on May 21.(WLBT)
Published: May. 21, 2022 at 7:54 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Richland County Deputies got reports of a shooting at the 300 block of Saddletrail Road around 5 p.m. on May 21.

Deputies say when they arrived on the scene, they found two teenagers with gunshot wounds.

The teens were taken to the local hospital where one of them died.

According to Coroner Naida Rutherford, the teenage victim is identified as Bertrand T. Ganaway III, 17, of Columbia, SC.

Investigators say this is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it develops.

RCSD (Richland County Sheriff s Department) is asking anyone with information about the incident to submit tips to Crime Stoppers at crimesc.com.

Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon issued a statement on the shooting Monday afternoon,

“We are at a loss for words. We have lost another one of our students to senseless gun violence. Troy Ganaway, who was a senior at Eau Claire High School, was killed Saturday. Instead of preparing to celebrate his high school graduation next week, Troy’s family and friends are mourning his death. Our District Crisis Team was at Eau Claire today to provide support and counseling as needed. We ask that the community keep Troy’s family and the students and staff at Eau Claire in your prayers.”

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