Coroner identifies 50-year-old shooting victim

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a shooting Sunday around 9:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the 9400 block of Wilson Boulevard in Columbia.

According to Watts, Jose Martinez, 50, of Columbia, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS and taken to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial hospital, where he died at 11:47 a.m.  An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to a gunshot wound to the torso.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the incident.

Categories: Columbia, Crime, Richland County

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