Crime & Courts

Shots fired at suspected bike thieves

Men who tried to steal a motorcycle early Sunday from an Oakcrest Road dwelling tried to run over the cycle’s owner, the Richland County Sheriff’s De-partment said Sunday.

The owner, whom police did not identify, then fired his weapon at the assailants, who fled in a blue Chevrolet Astro van.

The van was later found aban-doned on Hunt Club Road. It had been stolen.

The incident took place about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

-- From Staff Reports