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Coroner identifies victim in Assembly Street shooting

The shooting happened at Hampton and Assembly streets in downtown Columbia around 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 6

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A shooting on Assembly Street in downtown Columbia Tuesday afternoon has left one person dead.

According to the Columbia Police Department,  the shooting happened around 4 p.m. in the 1400 block of Assembly Street.

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said his officers were in the area and within one minute responded to the scene. A man, identified by Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford as Leonard Colvin, 42, of Columbia, was found with a gunshot wound. Colvin died at the scene.

Other officers in area the detained a person a few blocks away who police believed was involved. That person is being interviewed by officers. 

Police have not yet said what they believe led to the shooting but said there is no danger to the public. 

Columbia Police and the Richland County Coroner's Office continue to investigate this incident.

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