Coroner identifies man in fatal shooting on Sumner Avenue

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting that happened Sunday evening in North Charleston.

According to Deputy Coroner Anita Hasert, 21-year-old Ronald Simmons died at MUSC after suffering from a gunshot wound.

NCPD spokesman, Spencer Pryor on Monday said officers responded to the 1400 block of Sumner Avenue shortly before 8:00 p.m. in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound. That victim was transported to MUSC for treatment but died overnight.

Pryor said the initial investigation indicated the victim exited a white vehicle and made contact with a male subject and an argument occurred. 

The suspect then opened fire on the victim.  

The incident appears to be a targeted shooting between known parties. 

An investigation is ongoing.

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