COLUMBIA, MO. (THECOUNT) — Deonte Gainwell of Columbia, has been identified as the man found fatally shot early Thursday morning.

Gainwell, 20, was discovered suffering from at least one gunshot wound after police responded to a call of shots fired after midnight in the 3700 block of Weymeyer Drive, in Columbia, MO, on Thursday.


No suspect or motive information was provided by officials of the deadly shooting.

Detectives and the Forensic Evidence Unit were called to process the scene and collect evidence. source

Gainwell was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible information on the incident should contact police at 911.

Friends and family member took to Facebook to remember the beloved young man:

Columbia is a city in central Missouri. Part of the University of Missouri, the Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibits European paintings and ancient Greek and Roman art. At the center of the university’s main campus, Francis Quadrangle comprises lawns, 6 stone columns, many landmark buildings and Mizzou Botanic Garden flowerbeds. To the east, Stephens Lake Park has trails, picnic shelters, a beach and a boardwalk, according to wikipedia.