Man killed during Thursday shooting at apartment complex identified, two suspects sought

Man killed during Thursday shooting at apartment complex identified

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – The Lexington County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed after a shooting in West Columbia Thursday afternoon.

According to Coroner Margaret Fisher, 26-year-old Samir Bernard Atkins was shot and killed at the New Brookland apartments in the 900 block of Glenn St. around 2 p.m.

Atkins suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.

Two people were sent to the hospital where one was in critical condition while the other suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the West Columbia Police Department. One victim has been released while the other is still in the hospital.

Two people fled the scene of the shooting and police are actively searching for these two suspects.

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