The Columbia Police Department has opened an investigation into an attempted murder after it was discovered that a man involved in a single-vehicle collision had been shot multiple times, according to a news release.
Around 3 a.m. on Feb. 9, officers located a 22-year-old man with “severe injuries” sustained in the wreck that occurred near the intersection of Shop Road and Interstate 77, police said in the news release.
Officers said the man lost control of the vehicle and collided with the median, “causing the vehicle to overturn several times before coming to rest in a wooded area,” according to the news release.
It was not until the 22-year-old was taken to an area hospital that it was discovered he had “sustained several gunshot wounds,” police said in the news release.
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The man, who has not been publicly identified, is still receiving medical care, per the news release.
Since police learned the man was shot, an investigation has been launched to find out where he was shot and who is responsible for the shooting, police said in the release.
There is no word if there are any suspects, or if the man has provided any help to the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC or submit an online tip.