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South Carolina man and 1-year-old boy die in shooting

October 1, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man and a 1-year-old boy have died after being shot in front of the man’s home in South Carolina.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department said the victims were found in front of a home northwest of Columbia around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts sais 23-year-old James McDowell was shot several times and died a short time later, while 1-year-old Tyreen McDowell was shot and died at the scene.

Authorities announced the boy’s death Monday.

A statement from deputies did not give a possible motive in the shooting. No arrests have been reported.

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This story has corrected the age of the boy killed to 1, according to the coroner.

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