Shooting

One man was shot and killed in Waldo about 4:10 a.m. Tuesday.

One man was killed during a shooting Tuesday morning on West Simmons Street in Waldo.

Tory Kenta Johnson, 37, was identified Tuesday afternoon as the victim by Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe.

Loe said deputies were dispatched at 4:13 a.m. Johnson’s body was found lying in the street in front of 214 W. Simmons.

Waldo Police and the Columbia County Ambulance Service responded.

Columbia County Coroner Randy Reed pronounced Johnson deceased.

Authorities are looking for a vehicle that may have been connected with the shooting.

Loe said no suspect is in custody.

West Simmons Street is the second street north of the Union Pacific Railroad in Waldo, west of North Hope (U.S. 371).

This is a developing story. See more details later on our website.

A previous edition of this article incorrectly identified the victim as Torrell Johnson. Torrell K. Johnson owns the residence at 214 W. Simmons according to Columbia County property records, but was not the victim. The men are brothers.

The error was that of magnoliareporter.com, and not the fault of the Sheriff's Office.

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