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Second victim of West Columbia shooting dies

West Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) The second of three victims of a shooting in West Columbia earlier in the week has died. The shooting occurred on July 5th and the first victim died on the scene. The second man had previously been listed in critical condition at Palmetto Richland Hospital. The third victim survived.

According to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, Elzie Mack, Jr., 41, of Gaston suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital onJuly 8, 2018.

The West Columbia Police Department has issued warrants for Damien Lavar Ritter, a black male who’s believed to be 5’4”, 160 lbs. and is 25 years of age. He may be driving a reddish in color 2007 Chevy Tahoe with South Carolina Tag # 8839LW. He is thought to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any information regarding this individual, please contact the West Columbia Police Department at (803) 794-0721 or Midlands Crimestoppers at 1- 888-CRIME-SC.

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