Coroner rules two deaths as murder-suicide, investigation underway

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the names of two people who died Saturday after being involved in a shooting incident. The incident occurred at Summit Townes Way in Columbia.

Nivia N. Johnson, 38, of Summit Townes Way, died at the scene after being shot. An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

David C. Bailey, 39, of Hampton Avenue, Greenville, died at the scene. An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Watts ruled the incident a murder-suicide.

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

Categories: Columbia, Elections, Richland County

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