UPDATE: 17 year-old dead in overnight shooting; possible motive identified

Courtesy: Charles Huckabee

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)—Columbia Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a 17 year-old dead.

Authorities say the fatal incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Wentworth Drive and Lorick Avenue on July 17.

The other injured victims currently in a local hospital include an 11 year-old female, 15 year-old female, and 16 year-old male. The 11 year-old remains in serious condition, says Columbia Police.

The deceased 17 year-old was identified as Travis D. Jones, Jr. by the Richland Coroner.

Authorities believe the shooting stems from a prearranged fight between girls on social media. A specific motive is still under investigation.

Investigators collected evidence at the crime scene. No arrests have been made yet.

If you have information, call toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC; long onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab; or download the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.

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