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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies are investigating after they say a man who was found with a shot to the chest inside a car yesterday died from his gunshot wound.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and Tabor City Rescue responded to the intersection of Kenny Jordan Rd. and Swamp Fox Highway East around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. That’s where they say they found a man shot inside a vehicle.

Deputies say the man, Richard Jason McPherson, 29, of Claredon, had an apparent gunshot wound to the chest when they found him. They say he was transported to a hospital in Loris, SC, where McPherson died upon arrival.

Columbus County deputies say their preliminary investigation shows that the shooting happened in the 500 block of Pine Circle Drive in the Green Acres community, about a mile from where the victim was found.

Deputies say they expect an autopsy to be conducted today, and anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at 910-642-6551.

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