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Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Monday after being shot multiple times on the 4000 block of Winter Park Drive, Columbia.

An autopsy revealed that Michael Uzell Bates, 29, of Palmland Drive, Columbia, died due to complications from gunshot wounds to the upper body.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department continue to investigate this incident. If anyone has any information about the shooting, they are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC.

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