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COLUMBIA,SC (WLTX) -- Richland County deputies are investigating after a man was shot during an attempted armed robbery.

The incident happened just before 5:00 Tuesday morning at 1460 Oak Crest Drive.

Deputies say the victim was arriving home when he was approached by a man. That suspect then presented a gun and attempted to rob the victim. We're told there was a struggle, after which the victim tried to flee. The suspect then fired several shots, one of which hit the victim in the lower body.

The victim was taken to Palmetto Richland with non-life threatening injuries.

If you have any information that can help the Richland County Sheriff's Department, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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