Gunshot kills Blair native

COLUMBIA – A shooting early Sunday morning left a Fairfield Couty man dead and another man injured, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Theron Rodrequis Woodard, 26, who lived in Columbia but is a native of Blair, was identified as the man who died, according to a news release from Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

An autopsy showed Woodard’s cause of death was a “gunshot wound to the upper torso,” Watts said in the news release.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired about 4:30 a.m. near Parklane Road and O’Neal Court in Columbia, Capt. Maria Yturria said.

Yturria said deputies arrived to find two men who had been shot in the upper body. Both were taken to an area hospital.

Woodard was pronounced dead at 5:12 a.m., Watts said in the news release.

The other man remains hospitalized, according to Yturria.

The shooting is being investigated by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and coroner’s office.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 803-576-3000 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.