COLUMBIA – A Columbia man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery on Monday night, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. The wound was not life threatening.
Police responded to a report of shots fired at 10:45 p.m. at the Vandiver Village Trailer Court, 1501 Vandiver Drive. The caller said a man who looked like he may have been shot was seen running toward a blue SUV, according to the release. When police arrived, the blue SUV was gone, but officers found a shell casing at the trailer court entrance.
A short time later, officers received a report of a man with a gunshot wound at Columbia Regional Hospital. The victim told police he was sitting in his car at the trailer court entrance at 1501 Vandiver Drive when a man approached him and tried to rob him, according to the press release. When the victim ran, the suspect shot him in the leg.
The investigation is ongoing, and police have not identified a suspect. Officers do not believe the incident was random.