Teen shot near South Carolina church dies from injuries

May 14, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A high school student shot near a church in South Carolina has died from his injuries.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release that 17-year-old Amon D. Rice of Columbia died Saturday afternoon at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

Rice was one of two people shot Thursday night near a church in Hopkins.

Watts said an autopsy shows Rice died from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

He was a rising senior at Lower Richland High School and a member of the varsity basketball team.

Officials have said the other victim was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.

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