Richland County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a suspect involved in an early Tuesday morning armed robbery.
Lt. Curtis Wilson, a sheriff’s department spokesman, said deputies responded to an armed robbery call on 1460 Oakcrest Drive, which is near Trenholm Road, just before 5 a.m. and discovered a victim with a single gunshot wound to the lower body.
Wilson said the victim arrived home and was approached by a male suspect who was wearing all-black clothing.
The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim in an attempt to rob him, but after a brief struggle, the victim tried to flee the area, Wilson said.
Wilson said the suspect then fired multiple shots, one of them striking the victim in the lower body.
The suspect fled the area, and the victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Wilson.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.