Crime

May 17, 2014

Man shot while walking in Lower Richland early Saturday

Deputies are looking for a person or persons who shot a man as he walked along Patricia Drive in Lower Richland County early Saturday morning.

Deputies are looking for a person or persons who shot a man as he walked along Patricia Drive in Lower Richland County early Saturday morning.

Richland County deputies responding to a shots-fired call found a man shot in the lower body. The man said he was walking along Patricia Drive, near Leesburg Road, when he saw a dark-colored SUV drive by and heard shots.

He began to run, he said, then realized he had been hit.

The man was transported to Palmetto Health Richland hospital but refused to cooperate with deputies.

The sheriff’s department asks that anyone with information about the incident call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIMESC.

-- From staff reports

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