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.
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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.