Columbus County man shot and killed in vehicle

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT)- A man in Columbus County was shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle Sunday.

According to a release from the Columbus County Sheriff's Office, deputies and Tabor City Rescue crews responded to the intersection of Kenny Jordan Rd. and Swamp Fox Hwy. East in response to calls that a man had been shot.

According to officials from the sheriff's office, Richard Jason McPherson,29, of 912 Mollie Rd., Clarendon was taken from the scene to the hospital in Loris, SC where he was pronounced dead.

McPherson died of an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, but officials are waiting for an autopsy for confirmation.

Officials said that the preliminary investigation revealed that the shooting happened in the 500 block of Pine Circle Dr. in the Green Acres Community.  In the release it states that this location is a mile from where the victim was found.

Anyone with information on the shooting is being asked to contact the Columbus County Sheriff's Office at 910-642-6551.

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