Crime & Courts

Columbia man found shot to death

Richland County deputies are investigating a shooting this morning in the 200 block of Morningside Drive that left one person dead.

James Willie Dante Smith Jr., 20, of Hoyt Street in Columbia, died of complications related to a gunshot wound to the torso, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.

He was found dead in a vehicle outside a home at about 1:20 a.m., Watts said.

Watts declined to say how many times Smith had been shot.

No other details were immediately available.

-- From Staff Reports

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