USC Aiken student, 20, shot and killed in Aiken

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Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

The suspicious death investigation is underway at Talatha Church Road. (Source: WRDW)

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Aiken County Coroner's Office confirms a University of South Carolina Aiken student is dead after a shooting.

Jeremiah Duncan, 20, was pronounced dead on Gunter Road, in Aiken. He had been shot, according to the coroner.

The sheriff's office says the call came in around 7:53 a.m. when a resident found a vehicle on the side of Talatha Church Road.

Duncan's death is being ruled a homicide.

USC Aiken officials, meanwhile, released a statement on Duncan's death.

"News like this is very difficult for all of us in a close-knit campus community like USC Aiken. Counselors are standing by to support our students, faculty and staff and provide grief counseling," Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan said. "Our first priority at this moment is to extend our sympathy and condolences to Jeremiah’s family and friends. We will keep them in our thoughts and prayers."

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