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Shooting incidents in Columbia send two to local hospitals
Friday, April 12, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC — Deputies in Richland County are investigating two separate shooting incidents Wednesday that sent victims to the hospital.

The first shooting occurred before 5 p.m. on the 1700 block of Leesburg Road. A shouting match turned physical and the victim was shot in the lower body by an unknown assailant, sheriff's department spokesman Curtis Wilson said.

"We believe this is a drug deal gone bad. The victim is not cooperating with the investigation," Wilson said.

The victim drove himself to the 7200 block of Patricia Drive where he was met by sheriff's deputies. He was taken to Palmetto Health Richland hospital. His condition is not known.

Around 5 p.m., a male victim was shot in the lower body while visiting friends in the 1900 block of Joe Frazier Court off Shop Road. Investigators now believe the victim shot himself and that it was an accidental shooting, Wilson said. The victim was taken to Palmetto Baptist hospital. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

Source: http://www.thestate.com/2013/04/10/2717513/1-hospitalized-after-shooting.html

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