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Investigators with the Richland County Sheriff's Department provided more details regarding a body found near an abandoned building located at 1144 Bush River Road on Sunday.

According to officials, investigators located the body of a 26-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the upper body. The individual was deceased at the scene, and investigators immediately began a suspicious death investigation.

An autopsy and review of evidence found at the scene revealed that the injury was self-inflicted and ruled a suicide.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is asking that if you know someone struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help. The ‘988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline' is available 24 hours a day.

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