COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX) - Richland deputies are searching for three suspects off of Leesburg Road after an attempted robbery early Wednesday morning.

We're told four men tried to rob an 18-year-old man at the Hunter's Way Apartments on Percival Road. Deputies say the victim was shot in the lower body. His condition is unknown at this time.

Authorities tell us one of the suspects is in custody, but the other three fled in a white Pontiac Grand Prix. They chased the vehicle to Leesburg Road, near Patterson and Caroline.

Deputies warn us that the three men are armed.

Anyone with information should 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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