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Man dies after being shot in Richland County nightclub

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A Columbia man died Monday after being shot at a nightclub.

Devon Roney, 24, of Columbia died early Monday morning at Providence North East Hospital after being shot in the torso, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts announced.

Richland County sheriff’s deputies were called to Club Phoenix on Farrow Road in the Killian area after reports of a shooting around 2 a.m. Roney had already been taken to the hospital by the time deputies arrived.

A security guard at the scene handed deputies a recovered handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. A second handgun was located behind the club by a K9 unit. Law enforcement did not locate the shooter at the scene.

Anyone with information about the killing of Roney is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (1-888-274-6372).

Bristow Marchant is currently split between covering Richland County and the 2020 presidential race. He has more than 10 years’ experience covering South Carolina. He won the S.C. Press Association’s 2015 award for Best Series on a toxic Chester County landfill fire, and was part of The State’s award-winning 2016 election coverage.
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