CPD: Columbia Fatal Shooting, Victims Identified

4:56 PM, Nov 16, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC(WLTX)- Two males are dead after multiple shooting's occurred Friday evening and early Saturday morning according to the Columbia Police Department.

Two deadly shootings happened, one was just before 9 pm on Martha Street in Columbia, Nathaniel  McKelvin lll, 21 of Columbia had gunshot wounds to the upper body. McKelvin was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Three men total were shot at the location, McKlevin was the only one who died as a result of the gunshot wounds. The other two continue to receive medical treatment at a local hospital.

According to officers it seems that the victims were outside of the residence at the time of the shooting.

The second deadly shooting occurred at the 2500 block of Bailey Street shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Responding CPD Officers found the male victim, unresponsive on the ground. Willie Gilmore, 22 of Columbia, transported by EMS from the location on Bailey Street to Palmetto Richland Memorial where he was pronounced dead at 1:25 A.M. Saturday. 

Autopsies conducted show that both subjects died from complications of gunshot wounds to the upper body, according to Richland County Coroner, Gary Watts.

Preliminary information suggests that the victim may have been involved in an argument moments before the shooting.

CPD continues to determine the motives for both shootings and the circumstances leading up to the incidents.

The Columbia Police Department continues to investigate both homicides.

Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago encourages citizens to callCRIMESTOPPERS if they have information regarding two shooting death investigations.

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC," followed by the tip information.

LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip" tab.

Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.









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