Blythewood residents killed by gunfire

COLUMBIA – A Blythewood woman was one of two individuals who died about 10:30 p.m., Oct. 2 after being involved in a shooting in Columbia. Another man also from Blythewood, was found wounded in the incident according to a Richland County Sheriff deputy’s incident report.

Christine Anne Hayes, 47, of Blythewood, died at the scene after being shot in the upper torso by someone, according to Richland County Cornor Gary Watts.

Justin Glenn, 24, of Columbia, died at the scene after also being shot in the upper torso. 

The incident occurred on Ballenton Road in Columbia.

When officers responded to the location, they found three people. Hayes was lying face down in the yard of a residence. Glenn was slumped over in a vehicle nearby and a third victim, a 27-year-old male, also of Blythewood, was found in the back yard injured, but conscious and unable to move, the report stated. He was transported to a local hospital.

Handgun shell casings and a sawed off shotgun were also found in the back yard, officials said.

No information was available on the condition of the third victim.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information should contact the Richland County Sheriff’s office at 576-3000.

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