Suspects Put Targets on Columbia Church, Fire Shots at Building

Richland Deputies say someone put targets on the doors of the church and shot at it

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies say suspects put targets on the door of a Columbia church, then fired shots at the building.

Officers say they found out around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday that someone had vandalized the Word of God Church at 7355 Garners Ferry Road.

According to investigators, an unknown number of suspects put the targets on the doors of the rear of the building, the fired multiple shots.

The doors led to a storage closet for the Church. No one was in the building at the time of the incident.

"We've got to know who they are, their ages, the weapons that were used," says Lt. Curtis Wilson of the Richland County Sheriff's Department. "There are so many different variables that have to play into this and we're asking for the community's assistance to help us identify them." 

Bishop Eric Davis, from Word of God Ministries, released this statement on the shooting:

"Word of God Ministries sees the incident as minor. The building was not occupied at the time of the incident nor was the property. This is simply a matter for our insurance company."

Anyone with information in this incident is still asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

 

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