Crime & Courts

Shooting victim identified

The victim in a Columbia shooting on Monday has been identified as Eric V. Wallace, of Bailey Street, said Richland County coroner Gary Watts today.

Wallace, 23, was shot outside an apartment complex on Ripplemeyer Avenue around noon Monday and transported to Palmetto Richland hospital. He died at 5:20pm from complications of multiple gunshot wounds, Watts said.

“It’s a homicide ... he was shot by somebody and it appears to be foul play,” said Watts, whose office conducted an autopsy.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating.

Ripplemeyer Avenue is less than a mile from Columbia College, just south of I-277 and north of West Beltline Boulevard.

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