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A gunman shot a man while he was out on a walk in a Lower Richland neighborhood, according to deputies.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from the shooting victim at 8 p.m., Friday. The victim told police the gunman shot him near the intersection of Trailwood Lane and Sunview Circle in a neighborhood near Caughman Road Elementary School.

The man was walking when a dark colored vehicle slowly drove by him, a deputy said in a statement. The vehicle turned around and drove by the man again. A person inside the vehicle fired on the victim, hitting him in the upper body, according to the deputy.

The victim was taken to the hospital. Investigators are working the case

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.
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