Coroner releases name of man killed at Columbia restaurant

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a shooting incident at 2:20 a.m. this morning at 205 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia. It’s the address of a Waffle House, according to an earlier report.

Wayne A. Bell, 28, of Blue Ridge Terrace, Columbia was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died  at 3:39 a.m.  An autopsy indicated that Mr. Bell died from a gunshot wound to the lower torso.

The Columbia Police Department continues to investigate.

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