Man killed off Cowpen Road

Police said a man was shot and killed on Wednesday night off Cowpen Road.

Family members identified the victim as 20-year-old Ashton Smith.

According to police, shortly before 10 p.m., a group of men was sitting on the stairway of an apartment complex at Martin Close off Cowpen Road, when they were approached by a man armed with a gun, who shot in their direction, injuring one of them before running away.

Paramedics were called to the scene, but they were unable to revive the injured man. He was pronounced dead. No one else was injured during the incident.

This is the 58th murder for the year.

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