A 20-year-old who had just moved into student housing in preparation for the start of term at the University of South Carolina was shot and killed after walking through the wrong door early Saturday morning.
“Initial information indicates that Donofrio, who was a resident of South Holly Street, attempted to enter the wrong home when he was shot,” the Columbia Police Department (CPD) in South Carolina said in a statement on Saturday.
Nicholas Anthony D’Onofrio, 20, was reportedly shot and killed around 2 a.m. shortly after police received a call about a burglary at an off-campus residence, according to the New York Post.
However, before the police arrived, the incident would have turned tragic when the young man was shot, who was fatally shot in the upper part of his body.
His death could have been recorded on the front porch by the police, the police force continued through a press release.
According to his parents told News8, the kinesiology student was eager to move in with four friends in his new fraternity dorm for the just-started fall semester at the University of South Carolina, The Mirror reported Thursday.
The police concluded that it has not yet been determined whether charges have been filed against the shooter, but the investigation continues to shed light on the circumstances of the incident.