Man shot in armed robbery, no arrest has been made

Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 11:39 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A man was shot in the shoulder during an armed robbery early Thursday morning while walking to his friend's house.

The robbery occurred while the victim, 23, was walking behind houses in the 2000 block of McKee Street. The suspect, unknown to the victim, demanded money while armed with a handgun, according to a news release.

The victim was shot in the shoulder and fell to the ground after attempting to run. The suspect then stole an undisclosed amount of money from the wounded man, police said.

The victim then walked to his house and was driven to the MU Women's and Children's Hospital in a personal vehicle. He was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital at 6 a.m. Thursday, Latisha Stroer, public information officer for the Columbia Police Department, said.

The hospital notified the police that they treated a victim of a gunshot wound shortly after 4 a.m., according to the release.

No arrest has been made.

Supervising editor is Elise Schmelzer.

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