Coroner identifies man killed in shooting Friday night

Coroner identifies man killed in shooting Friday night

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner has identified the man who was fatally shot at an apartment complex Friday night.

The coroner identified the victim as 25-year-old Zaire Franklin of Columbia. Autopsy results indicate Franklin died from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff's Department say they responded to a shots fired call just after 10:30 p.m. at the St. Andrews Woods Apartments.

When deputies got to the scene, Franklin was found unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A suspect was seen speeding away from the scene of the shooting in a vehicle. No description has been released of that person.

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