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West Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- Officials say a man attempted to assault and burglarize a mother and her daughter in West Columbia early Sunday morning.

The West Columbia Police department responded to Park Place Apartments around 3:00 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, officers found a 28 year old female victim in the apartment with multiple gunshot wounds. She told officers that a male entered her apartment through a sliding glass door, and attempted to sexually assault her and her daughter. The victim started to fight the suspect, which is when he shot her multiple times. After firing the shots, the suspect fled the scene. Bloodhounds were brought to the crime scene but were unable to locate the suspect.

Authorities say the suspect was wearing blue jeans, blue ball cap and boots. He also had a dark rag covering his face.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the West Columbia Police Department at 794-0721 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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