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University of South Carolina student fatally shot after trying to enter wrong home

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A 20-year-old University of South Carolina student was fatally shot early Saturday morning when he tried to enter the wrong home, police said.


Police found Nicholas Anthony Donofrio, 20, dead of a gunshot wound to his upper body on the front porch of the home on South Holly Street, about two miles from the university campus, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.


Police say Donofrio lived on that street and tried to enter the wrong home when he was shot.


A 911 call first came in shortly before 2 a.m. reporting a home burglary, and the call was upgraded to “a shots fired call” while officers were on their way to the scene, according to the news release from police.