A string of deadly shootings in Columbia

Violence in Columbia


Two deadly shootings overnight and another one this evening has city officials speaking out against gang violance.

The first incident happened around 8:45 Friday night on Martha Street.

21 year old Nathaniel Mckelvin was found in front with gunshot wounds to the upper body, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Then another happened on the 2500 block of Bailey Street at tThe Colony apartment complex just before 1:00 a.m on Saturday, where 21 year old Willie Gilmore was transported by EMS to Palmetto Richland Memorial where he was pronounced dead just a half hour later.

Then Saturday evening, another shooting at the same location had police once again on the scene.

Preliminary info suggests that several people were arguing outside of an apartment before the shooting where one man was wounded and taken to a local hospital where doctors say his injuries are serious, but not life threatening.

CPD is following solid leads while investigating motives in all of the cases. If you have any information that could help police, please call 1-888-CRIME-SC