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Man shot inside VFW during fight

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Columbia Police are looking for the person who shot a man early Sunday morning at a Midlands Veterans of Foreign Wars Post overnight.

Chief Randy Scott said the man was shot shortly before 2 a.m. during a birthday party at the VFW Post 641 located at 534 South Beltline Blvd.

Preliminary information indicates that at least two people were involved in an altercation outside of the building when shots were fired.

One bullet struck the male victim in the shoulder as he stood inside of the building to get away from the altercation, investigators said.

Hospital officials tell CPD investigators that the victim's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Investigators are working on obtaining a possible description of the people who were arguing, including the shooter.

Chief Scott encourages citizens with information about crime to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call toll-free, 1-888-CRIME-SC, Text to CRIMES (274637) and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC," followed by the tip information, or log onto:, and click on the red "Submit a tip" tab.

Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

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