Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott says a man was shot during a birthday party at a local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post overnight.
The shooting happened shortly before 2 am Sunday at the VFW Post 641 located at 534 South Beltline Boulevard.
Police say Preliminary information indicates that at least two people were involved in an altercation outside the building when shots were fired. One bullet struck the male victim in the shoulder as he stood inside the building to get away from the altercation.
Hospital officials say his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Police are searching for the suspect. If you have any information call Crimestoppers. 1-888-Crime-SC.