Columbus Co. homicide victim was a student at South Columbus High School

The CCSO is investigating a homicide involving a student at South Columbus High School which took place Monday afternoon in the Tabor City area.
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 2:05 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 10:56 AM EST
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COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide involving a student at South Columbus High School which took place Monday afternoon in the Tabor City area.

A Columbus County Schools representative confirmed that the victim was a senior at South Columbus High School. Mental health support services are available at the school.

According to an incident report, deputies responded to Old Dothan Road just before 1 p.m. Monday. The report states that the victim was 18 years old and a handgun was involved in the incident.

“We are not releasing further details currently, pending notification of all family and further investigation,” a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office told WECT.