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Dominic Goodwin and Xavier J. Hopkins Death: Tragedy Strikes as Dominic Goodwin and Xavier J. Hopkins Fall Victim to Fatal Drive-By Shooting in Richland County, Leaving Community in Mourning.

Dominic Goodwin and Xavier J. Hopkins Death: Tragedy Strikes as Dominic Goodwin and Xavier J. Hopkins Fall Victim to Fatal Drive-By Shooting in Richland County, Leaving Community in Mourning.

Two individuals were fatally shot and a third was wounded on Tuesday night near Leesburg Rd., in what authorities suspect to be a potential drive-by shooting incident. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department reported that they were called to the 300 block of Hickory Ridge Dr. after 10 p.m. following a report of gunfire.

Upon arrival, they discovered a vehicle in the front yard of a residence with two unresponsive individuals inside. Deputies also found another person inside the home who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds but was not believed to be in critical condition. This individual was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Upon the arrival of the Columbia-Richland Fire Department and EMS, it was determined that the two individuals found in the car had both succumbed to their injuries. Deputies also located several shell casings along the roadway while examining the scene.

Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford has identified the deceased victims as Dominic Goodwin, 22, and Xavier J. Hopkins, 22, both of Columbia. The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or through the P3Tips app.

The community is in shock and mourning as they come to terms with the tragic loss of two young lives. Dominic Goodwin and Xavier J. Hopkins were more than just victims of a senseless act of violence – they were sons, friends, and neighbors who left an indelible mark on those who knew them.

As the investigation continues, the community is rallying together to support the families and loved ones of Dominic and Xavier. The senseless act of violence has left a void in the lives of many, but their memories will live on through the impact they had on those around them.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is working tirelessly to piece together the events of that fateful night, and the community is urged to come forward with any information that may aid in the investigation.

In conclusion, Dominic Goodwin and Xavier J. Hopkins’ passing is a reminder of the importance of love, family, and the lasting impact of two young souls. Their memory will live on through the lives they touched, and their legacy will continue to inspire us. May they rest in peace, surrounded by the love and memories of those who held them dear.

The Goodwin and Hopkins families are in our thoughts and prayers during this incredibly sad time. May they find strength and comfort in the love and support of the community, and may Dominic and Xavier’s legacy continue to inspire us all.

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