North Augusta man shot, killed

A North Augusta man was fatally shot early Saturday.

About 2:45 a.m., police responded to a shooting report at Ridge­view Manor Apartments on Brad­ley­ville Road. They found Travis Smith, 28, dead of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

A witness told police that two black men in hoodies approached Smith as he stood outside an apartment with his girlfriend. One of the men fired a shot in Smith’s direction as he and his girlfriend ran inside, according to a statement by North Augusta Public Safety Lt. Tim Thornton.

Smith and his girlfriend were visiting a friend.

Public Safety detectives and the State Law Enforcement Divi­sion are investigating.

The suspects are described as more than 6 feet tall and around 160 pounds. They are considered armed and dangerous. One wore a red hoodie and the other a black hoodie. Detectives have not determined a motive.

Anyone with any information about the shooting or the identity of either suspect can call Pub­lic Safety at (803) 279-2121 or the lead investigator, Detective Jon Nelson, at (803) 441-4276.

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