Richland County high school placed on lockout as deputies search for shooter nearby

  • In US
  • 2021-10-13 14:02:19Z
  • By The State

A Richland County high school was placed on lockout while deputies searched the area for a suspected shooter, according to a statement from the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Westwood High School was secured Wednesday morning while a search for the shooter was being conducted in a nearby neighborhood.

At about 7 a.m. Wednesday, Richland County deputies were called to the 300 block of Glen Dornoch Way in Blythewood, a three-minute drive from Westwood High School. When they arrived, they found a man who was unresponsive outside of a home, according to the statement.

The man, who was not named, had been shot in the upper body, according to the statement. He was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

Deputies said the shooter left the scene and a search ensued. That's when Richland 2 School District decided to secure Westwood High School, according to the statement.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Richland 2 officials could not be rimmediately eached for comment.


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