Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Richland County Sheriff's Office is hoping to locate a suspect in connection with a shooting Friday night.

A male victim was reportedly suffered several shots to the upper body on the 7600 block of Garners Ferry Road just before midnight.

Deputies say the victim was talking to an acquaintance when multiple shots were fired.

The victim was transported to Palmetto Health Richland.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers anonymously in any of the following ways:

• Call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).
• Use the P3 Tips mobile app.
• LOG ON to, and click on the red “Submit a Tip” tab.