Shooting

Police: Sumter Teen Accidentally Shoots Himself

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) _ A South Carolina teen has died after accidentally shooting himself. Sumter police said in a release that 17-year-old Ortagease Easterling died at a Columbia hospital Friday morning. Officers responding to a 911 call found the teen shot outside an apartment Wednesday evening. Investigators determined the shooting was an accident. It’s unclear how Easterling acquired the gun….

4 Shot, 1 Detained After Shooting on Fairfield Road

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Richland County Deputies are investigating after four people were shot at a home on Fairfield Road Tuesday evening. Deputies said they responded to a shots fired call in the 5500 block of Fairfield road in Richland County at 5pm. According to investigators, the four victims were shot in the upper body, and they believe the victims knew…

Shooting at South Aiken High School

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office confirms at least two people were shot after a basketball game at South Aiken High School Friday night. The call came in around 9:05 PM. Officers at the school immediately responded to the disturbance. One person was treated at the school and transported to an area hospital. Another victim made…

Sheriff Lott to Hold News Conference on Camelot Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott will hold a news conference on Thursday to talk about a recent murder investigation. Benjamin Johnson, 37,  was shot and killed on the night of January 20 in the 6500 block of Camelot Street in Columbia. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a shots fired call. When they arrived at…

Murder Suspect on Loose After Shooting

Thomas Secor SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the suspect in a fatal shooting Wednesday night in Sumter County. Authorities say witnesses identified the shooter as 35-year-old Thomas Secor. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Briar Branch Road, when Secor was arguing with the victim when things escalated, authorities say….

CPD: Man in Critical Condition after shooting

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – The Columbia Police Department is investigating a shooting that has left a man in critical condition. Officials said the shooting happened in the 3600 block of Falling Springs road Saturday night. A 26-year-old man is in critical condition at a local hospital. Investigators have talked with people at the scene and encourage anyone with information…