Richland County Sheriff's deputies are trying to figure out how a man was shot in a hotel room Friday night.
Sgt. Curtis Wilson says deputies were called to the American Inn on Garner Lane before 7 p.m. Friday to check on a man whose family was concerned because they had not heard from him. Wilson says when a hotel manager opened the room, a man was found inside with several gunshot wounds. Wilson later confirmed the man died.
Coroner Gary Watts identified the man as 49-year-old Mark Edwards, who was living at the hotel. Watts says he died from a gunshot wound to the head.
If you know anything that can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.
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