COLUMBIA (WACH) - Richland County Sheriff's Deputies report that just before 8:00 am Saturday morning, deputies responded to an armed robbery call at the 3600 block of Percival Road. Deputies say the victim was approached by a male suspect, who was carrying a handgun. The male suspect then demanded items from the victim before shooting the victim in the lower body. The suspect then fled the area and deputies are currently on scene questioning witnesses.
Deputies wil continue to actively pursue and investigate the incident until the suspect is located. It is unclear whether the suspect got any items from the victim.
The victim was transported to Palmetto Health Richland, where their injuries are reported as non-life threatening. WACH Fox will continue to keep you updates as any new details become available.