COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department considers an at large suspect in a Friday morning robbery to be "armed and dangerous."
According to a news release, the suspect is a "dark-complected," 180-pound black male. He is between 20 and 23 years old, with close-cut hair. He stands about 6 feet tall and was last seen carrying a gun and wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
Officers were dispatched to Ash Street and Clinton Drive at 1:04 a.m. after the suspect robbed a male victim, 21, and a female victim, 18.
The suspect demanded the victims' property, which they handed over, the release said. The male victim then attempted to take the suspect's gun but was unsuccessful.
Both victims fled, and the suspect fired at least three rounds at them. One bullet struck the male victim in his right elbow. He sought medical attention on his own, according to the release.
Officers responded to a second incident of shots fired at 1:25 a.m. Friday.
According to a news release, two male victims, 18 and 20, were confronted at a residence on the 4700 block of Brandon Woods Street by a group they had intended to fight earlier that night. The release said several shots were fired. Bullets struck a vehicle, and the 20 year old was wounded by glass shrapnel, but no other injuries were reported.
Investigations into both cases are ongoing, according to the police department.
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