Man recovering after being hit by car

COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Investigators are working to identify and locate a suspect who seriously injured a man with a vehicle.

The incident occurred last night in the parking lot of Millwood Avenue. The victim male and suspect were arguing. The suspect and female were sitting inside a vehicle when the victim approached the car and exchanged words with the suspect.

The victim walks away for a few minutes but approaches the car again. Thatâ??s when witnesses say the suspect drove toward the victim, striking him before leaving the crime scene.

The suspect is accused of not stopping the vehicle or rendering aid to the victim after incident.

The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he is still recovering from his injuries. The car is described as possibly a light-colored Mitsubishi Diamte or Galant with a damaged of bent hood. The vehicle also has a missing hubcap on the front driver and back passenger sides.

Chief Holbrook encourages citizens with information about this incident to call, text, or submit their tips to 1-888-CRIME-SC.