Richland coroner releases identity of 9 year-old killed during shooting

The Richland County Coroner has released the identity of the 9 year-old victim found shot as Christopher Scott III of Hopkins.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— The Richland County Coroner has released the identity of the 9 year-old victim found shot as Christopher Scott III of Hopkins.

As previously reported, authorities were first called to a home on Dec. 19 in the 1000 block of Weston Road after receiving reports of a child being shot.

Deputies say the child was transported to the hospital by a family member, but was pronounced deceased by the time they reached the hospital.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department are continuing this investigation.

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