WCPD: Domestic violence shooting on Westgate Drive

Police blocked Westgate Drive Tuesday morning.
Police blocked Westgate Drive Tuesday morning.(WIS News 10)
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 11:34 AM EST
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WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) -The Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died during a domestic-related incident.

Officials say the incident occurred at the 300 block of Westgate Drive, in West Columbia on Nov. 15, around 9: 30 a.m.

According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. John Thompson Greene, 24, of West Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy confirmed the cause of death to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

During the incident, a woman was also shot and taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office and the West Columbia Police Department continue to investigate the incident.

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Tuesday afternoon the West Columbia Police Department provided an update on the investigation on Westgate Drive.

At around 9:30 a.m. officers responded to the 300 block of Westgate Dr. in response to reports of a domestic violence shooting. A female victim was safely taken out of the home.

The scene was treated as a barricaded suspect situation and was secured. Investigators said they believe it is an isolated incident and there is no danger to surrounding residents.

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West Columbia Captain of Investigations Matthew Deas said the situation on Westgate Drive is no longer a danger to the community.

Deas said the call to WCPD initially came in around 9:40 a.m. Responding agencies initially dealt with a barricaded suspect.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.

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The West Columbia Police Department blocked off the 300 block of Westgate Drive Tuesday morning. WCPD said they are investigating a barricaded suspect in the area. They are advising community members to avoid the area.

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