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Deputies: Fight Over Woman Leads to Shooting

4:42 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
Location of a shooting on Old Percival Road on Feb. 28, 2013.
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies have arrested a man they say shot the wrong person after a fight over a woman.

Officers say the incident took place at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the 8500 block of Old Percival Road.

According to investigators, a man was talking about a woman that John Edward Richmond, 54, likes. Officers say Richmond went to his car, got a shotgun, and tried to shoot the man who made the comments. However, deputies say he missed and hit another man at the scene in the lower body.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Deputies later caught up with Richmond and took him into custody.

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