A 5-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday on Rockymount Road in Richland County.
Adonis Grimes of Columbia died in the incident, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, which released the information late Saturday afternoon.
He was shot in the back, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.
An uncle and a 3-year-old were present at the time of the shooting, which happened outdoors, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Richland County deputies learned of the shooting after they responded to Palmetto Health Richland around 6:30 p.m. Friday. The boy died at 8:20 p.m., Watts said.
Investigators are still gathering details.
No other information was immediately available, including how the shooting occurred.
— From Staff Reports