Aiken man, 44, shot, killed this morning

 A 44-year-old Aiken man was found fatally shot this morning and police are asking the public for help in the case.

According to a statement from Aiken Department of Public Safety, officers responded to a call at 426 Abbeville Ave. NE about 1:30 a.m. and found the man in bed.

The coroner identified the victim as Rickie Lorenzo Harden. He said in an e-mail that that "an unknown person or persons discharged a weapon, multiple times into the Aiken residence from outside of the house. Ms. Harden was present inside the house when the shooting occurred but was not injured," he said.

Lt. David Turno, of the Aiken Department of Public Safety, said police have no suspect or vehicle descriptions and hope the public can assist.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1,000.

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