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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Columbia shooting

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One man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot early Tuesday morning, Columbia police said.

The 39-year-old man was injured around 12:20 a.m. on the 100 block of Bay Shell Drive. He suffered gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body, police said.

Officers rendered aid to the victim at the scene until he could be transported to the hospital. The officers then collected ballistic evidence from the scene.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting on Tuesday.

Bristow Marchant is currently split between covering Richland County and the 2020 presidential race. He has more than 10 years’ experience covering South Carolina. He won the S.C. Press Association’s 2015 award for Best Series on a toxic Chester County landfill fire, and was part of The State’s award-winning 2016 election coverage.
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