Summerville police, coroner’s office investigating Ashley Ridge student’s death

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office is investigating after a 15-year-old Ashley Ridge High School student died Thursday from a gunshot wound.

The teen died shortly before 6:30 p.m. while at home with his parents in Summerville, the Coroner’s Office reported.

Details about what led to the death were not available Friday night and the Coroner’s Office would not comment on where on his body the teen was shot. The release of those details is pending an autopsy, which is scheduled to be performed at Medical University Hospital, according to the Coroner’s Office.

Foul play is not suspected. The Summerville Police Department is handling an investigation.

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