Two people, including a 16-year-old, killed in Richland County shooting

A teenager and an adult were shot to death on Thursday night just outside Columbia, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.

The 16-year-old and a 35-year-old adult were pronounced dead at the scene, and a 14-year-old was transported to a local hospital after being shot.

The circumstances of the shootings and the identities of the deceased were not available.

“This is still an ongoing investigation and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will continue to update as more information becomes available,” said a press release by Master Deputy Allie Salrin.

Salarin said deputies responded around 7 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of Angel Garden Way to a call of shots being fired. When they arrived, deputies found people with gunshot wounds.

The area is a housing community behind a complex that includes Richland County Central Court on Decker Boulevard and less than a half mile from Richland Northeast High School.

“This is still a very active scene and investigation. Right now, it is believed to be an isolated incident,” Salrin said in a press release.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please submit a tip, anonymously, through Crime Stoppers.

This is a breaking news story and may be updated.