Coroner identifies man shot in historic Columbia neighborhood’s park

Coroner identifies man shot in historic Columbia neighborhood’s park | #ESC_LLC #GunShot #Police #Homicide | A place where children play turned into a place of death Friday night.

A gunman shot a man at E.B. Sessions Park on Beaumont Avenue in the Booker Washington Heights neighborhood in northern Columbia, according to officials. The shooting occurred between 11 and 11:30 p.m.

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An autopsy was conducted and confirmed the cause of death was the shot to the torso. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the victim as 55-year-old Brantley Sutton, who lived on Northwood Street in the Earlewood community.

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