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      Police searching for car possibly used in Columbia shooting

      Chief Randy Scott says investigators are looking for a 1996 white, 4-door Mazda Protege that was seen on surveillance video at the 3800 block of North Main Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

      COLUMBIA (WACH) - The Columbia Police Department is searching for a vehicle that was possibly used in an early morning shooting Monday.

      Chief Randy Scott says investigators are looking for a 1996 white, 4-door Mazda Protege that was seen on surveillance video at the 3800 block of North Main Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

      Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says 48-year-old Michael L. Davis died of multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body around 4 a.m. Sunday after the shooting.

      A passerby notified police about the victim??s body, which authorities say was lying in the road.

      The car police are searching for may have damaged rear tail lights, including the brake lights, according to Scott, who believes the car did not have a tag at the time of the murder.

      The investigation into the shooting is ongoing by the Columbia Police Department.

      Anyone that might recognize the car should contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.