Crime & Courts

Man shot at Columbia nightclub identified by Richland County coroner

An 18-year-old UNC Charlotte student is among three suspects police charged with murder in the shooting of a 21-year-old man during a robbery at an apartment complex in the University area, a university spokeswoman confirmed to The Charlotte Observer Friday night.
An 18-year-old UNC Charlotte student is among three suspects police charged with murder in the shooting of a 21-year-old man during a robbery at an apartment complex in the University area, a university spokeswoman confirmed to The Charlotte Observer Friday night. Getty Images/iStockphoto

One person was killed in a shooting at a Columbia nightclub early Sunday morning, according to the Richland County Coroner.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. at Candy Land, located in the 1700 block of Percival Road, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said. The club is located near Richland Northeast High School.

Terrence Maxwell Kinley was identified as the man who was shot and died at the scene, said Gary Watts, the Richland County coroner.

After an autopsy, it was determined the 36-year-old Gaston man’s cause of death was “a gunshot wound to the upper body,” Watts said.

There was no word on how many suspects, if any, are being sought or what led to the shooting.

The fatal shooting remains under investigation by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC or submit an online tip.

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