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June 20, 2014

Verbal argument results in multiple gun shots, female victim is shot once in lower body

A northeast Richland County man flees after shooting his girlfriend when a verbal argument became physical.

A 26-year-old female victim is recovering from a gunshot wound she sustained after a verbal argument with 35-year-old male suspect in northeast Richland County.

The shooting happened at 2 a.m. Friday morning at 322 Oak Creek Circle, near the intersection of North Brickyard Road and Hard Scrabble Road, when a verbal argument became physical between the male suspect and his girlfriend. The suspect pushed the female to the ground and began to leave in a silver two-door Cadillac.

As the female victim approached the passenger-side window, the male suspect pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots resulting in the victim sustaining a single gunshot wound to the lower body. The suspect then fled the area.

Sgt. Curtis Wilson said that Richland County Sheriff’s Department is still looking for the suspect.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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