Two assailants are being sought after in the beating of a male victim in northeast Columbia on Wednesday afternoon.
Deputies responding to a shots fired call shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of May Oak Road, off Summit Parkway, found the male victim who had been beaten on the upper body, Lt. Curtis Wilson of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said.
The two assailants fired shots as they ran from the scene. The victim also fired shots at his attackers, Wilson said.
The two assailants are only described as wearing tan jackets.
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Authorities remain in the area, in search of the assailants and gathering information about the incident, Wilson said.
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