Deputies say a man was jumped by multiple attackers on Lake Carolina Drive while he was smoking outside a home Tuesday night.
Officers responded to the area at about 10 p.m. and found the victim suffering severe injuries to the upper and lower body, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
The assailants fled after the attack, sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Curtis Wilson said. The victim suffered severe head injuries from the attack, and was taken to Palmetto Health Richland.
Wilson said Thursday that the victim had been released from the hospital and that his injuries were not life-threatening. The sheriff’s department continues to search for the attackers.