Police: One Man Shot By Suspected Dog Thieves

3:37 PM, Sep 16, 2013   |    comments
Columbia Police vehicles at the Oakbrook Village scene (image via CPD on Twitter)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX)  Columbia police are looking for individuals involved in a shooting this afternoon  that has sent one person to the hospital.  

According to police, a man heard someone in his backyard in the 400 block of the Oakbrook Village homes.  He went to investigate and saw a couple of individuals trying to steal some pit bull puppies from his backyard. 

When the victim confronted the people, according to police,  he was shot.  He was transported to Richland Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

If you have any information regarding this shooting you are encouraged to call:

CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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