Crime & Courts

Man shoots attacker, not charged

A man who shot another in the chest Thursday night in front of an apartment complex will not be charged by the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

The shooter was defending himself, a department spokesman said of the 10:30 p.m. altercation at the Mallard Point Apartments off Hallbrook Road.

According to the sheriff's department, three men and a woman approached another man in front of the apartment complex. There was an ongoing dispute between the man and one or more of the four suspects. One suspect dropped a gun, which the victim picked up and fired at one of the men. The round struck the man in the chest.

The shooting victim was taken to Palmetto Health Richland where he was in stable but serious condition.

Information about the suspects was not immediately available.