Teen killed at graduation party

BLYTHEWOOD – Authorities with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office are continuing their investigation this week into a shooting at a graduation party over the weekend that left one young man dead.

Authorities said the incident occurred in the 1000 block of Lawhorn Road in Blythewood, near Grover Wilson Road.

The victim has been identified by the Richland County Coroner’s Office as 19 year-old David Green. Authorities have confirmed to The Voice that Green did not live at the residence where the shooting occurred.

According to a RCSO incident report, deputies responded to a report of a shooting at the residence at approximately 12:30 Sunday morning.

The report read that the responding deputy arrived at the scene to find a crowd of people standing in front of and around the residence. Those people directed the deputy to the side of the home where he located the victim lying on his back in the grass.

The deputy reported that the victim was unresponsive.

RCSO officials have said the victim had been shot in the upper body. 

According to the incident report, a witness at the scene told the responding deputy that a gun had been located near where the victim was laying, and that they had moved the gun for “safety reasons”. The report described the gun as a 9mm Glock handgun.

The witness also told the deputy that there may have possibly been a second gun involved in the shooting, but no other gun was located at that time, according to the report.

As of Tuesday, authorities have not said if the recovered gun was used in the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to contact Richland County authorities through Crime Stoppers. Tips may be left anonymously.

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