Crime & Courts

One person shot after man forces way into home

Richland County sheriff's investigators are questioning a man they believe forced his way into a Boston Avenue home and shot one of the occupants as they tried to flee.

Columbia police were able to locate a suspect after authorities were given a description of a vehicle involved, Sgt. Kim Myers of the Richland County Sheriff's Department said.

The incident happened at about 12:30 this morning.

The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

No other details were immediately available.

-- From Staff Reports