Coroner identifies victim of West Ashley shooting

Charleston County News

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Coroner has identified Ryan Murphy (36) of Charleston as the victim of a Sunday shooting in West Ashley.

According to the coroner’s office, the shooting took place on the 800 block of Savage Road around 3:16 p.m. Murphy was transported to MUSC and died shortly after, around 3:49 p.m. The coroner identified the cause of death as a gunshot wound.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is investigating the incident. On Monday evening, CCSO reported that the victim “suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Editor’s note: this story has been updated to include additional information from CCSO.

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