Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Richland County Sheriff Deputies are searching for a man wanted for attempted murder.
According to Sheriff Leon Lott, just after 10pm on Saturday, October 20th deputies responded to an attempted murder on the 3600 block of Percival Rd.
Officials say 35-year old Jose de la Cruz Ovanda got into a verbal altercation with the male victim. When the victim tried to walk away, deputies say that is when Ovando shot him
When deputies arrived on scene they located a 30-year old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body. The victim was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
If you know anything about this incident or the whereabouts of Ovando, you are encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.