Officials identify victim of deadly shooting at Columbia apartment complex

Officials identify victim of deadly shooting at Columbia apartment complex
A 23-year-old man was shot to death Monday night at the Gable Oaks Apartments in north Columbia, police said. (Source: CPD)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Officials have now identified a man who was shot to death Monday night at an apartment complex in north Columbia.

It happened shortly before midnight at the Gable Oaks Apartments on Colleton Street, the Columbia Police Department confirmed. Those apartments are off North Main Street near Fairfield Road.

Officers said a 23-year-old man died in the shooting. He has been identified by the Richland County Coroner’s Office as Delvin Weems. He was found inside of a vehicle near one of the apartment buildings by officers who provided medical assistance to him until EMS arrived. According to an autopsy report, Weems died from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Investigators did not say what led to the shooting, but they are continuing to gather information about the shooting.

This apartment complex was the scene of another deadly shooting just one week ago.

Leona Toatley, 29, was charged with murder in the deadly shooting a man on July 14. Police say Toatley and the victim, Kornell Willis, knew each other.

Investigators have not connected the two crimes in any way.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers in one of the following ways:

PHONE TIP — Call the toll free number at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

WEB TIP — Go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click “Submit a Tip”.

MOBILE TIP — Download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device.

You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime.

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