Crime & Courts

Man found shot, later dies

Richland County sheriff's deputies responding to a car accident instead found a man lying in the roadway who had been shot.

Reports indicate officers were called at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday to respond to an accident at Roof and Middle streets. There they found the victim who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, Lt. Chris Cowan of the Richland County Sheriff's Department said.

The man had been shot in the upper body.

Officers are interviewing witnesses to help identify who might have been involved.

Details were not immediately available and will be posted later today.

-- From Staff Reports