Victims identified in homicide investigation in Richland County

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A 25-year-old male and 24-year-old female were identified as the victims of a homicide investigation on Whispering Pines Road.

Richland County Coroner, Gary Watts, said Jasmine Richardson of Hopkins died at the scene as a result of homicidal violence.

“More specific information is being withheld at this time due to the ongoing investigation of this incident,” Watts said.

Brennan Montgomery also of Hopkins died at Palmetto Health Hospital just after midnight. An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to a gunshot wound to the upper body, Watts said.

A statement from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said that at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to a call about a fight in progress. Upon arrival, deputies found an individual pronounced dead at the scene and another was transported to the hospital, who later died from injuries.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

To receive up to $1000 for information about the crime or if you know the identity of the suspect, citizens are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or submit a tip via P3 TIPS smart phone app available on the App Store & Google Play, or visit our website at

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