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17-year-old dead after shooting at northeast Columbia apartment complex

No motive or suspect has been publicly identified by the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. — The Richland County Coroner's Office has released the name of a teen killed on Wednesday night near a popular area shopping center.

According to Coroner Naida Rutherford, 17-year-old Marquel T. Walker was the victim of a homicide that occurred at 780 Fashion Drive around 9:30 p.m. The apartment complex at that address is known as the Nexus at Sandhill and is adjacent to the Village at Sandhill shopping center.

According to the Richland County Sheriff's Office, someone was already applying pressure to Walker's wound when deputies arrived. As of Thursday morning, no information regarding a suspect or a possible motive has been released. Witnesses told deputies that they had heard multiple shots.

Anyone with additional information on the case is urged to contact Midlands Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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