Newberry shooting victim found dead in ditch identified

(ABC Columbia/FILE) Female victim found dead with gunshot wounds in a ditch on SC Hwy. 121.

Newberry,SC (WOLO)— The Newberry County Sheriff’s office along with the Newberry County Coroner continue investigate the shooting death of a woman discovered early Tuesday morning.

According to authorities, the victim has been identified as 40 year old Sharonda Shontay Simms of Newberry. Officials say she was found around 3am Tuesday morning laying in a ditch along the side of the road near Drayton Street and Cherry Lane.

The Newberry County Coroner tells ABC Columbia news Simms was found with gunshot wounds. The coroner says Simms manner of death has been ruled a homicide.

If you have any information that can help authorities as they continue to investigate the case, call crinestoppers at 1888-CRIME-SC.




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