Man fatally shot while holding three-year-old daughter

A man was shot and killed at Deer Park Apartments in Richland County Wednesday night.

COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? One man is dead after a shooting Wednesday night at the Deer Park Apartments off Two Notch Road.

Police say the shooting happened around 9 p.m. when two groups of young men got into an argument in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

Police say the victim was shot multiple times in the upper body.

Police say the man was holding his three-year-old daughter when he was shot, but the girl was unharmed.

"He actually was holding his daughter in his arms when we got to him, so someone came and got his daughter and got her away from his body," said Jeremy Johnson who lives at the complex and went to the parking lot when he heard the shots. "So we just stayed by his body, and I was checking his pulse to see if he was still breathing, and he had a pulse, but it slowly faded away."

Investigators are questioning witnesses to find out who shot the man.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Tipsters remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.