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Deputies investigate 2 separate shooting incidents

Shooting scene on Leesburg Road Shooting scene on Leesburg Road

Richland County Sheriff's deputies are investigating two separate shooting incidents Wednesday evening.

Deputy Curtis Wilson said the first shooting occurred in the 1700 block of Leesburg Road after the victim got into a verbal and physical fight with an unknown person. The victim was shot in the lower body.

Wilson said the victim drove himself to the 7200 block of Patricia Drive where deputies found him.  The man was taken to the hospital, where his condition has not been released.

Wilson said the victim is not cooperating with investigators.

At about the same time, deputies were called to the 1900 block of Joe Frazier Court for another shooting.

Wilson said a man was visiting friends at the house when he was shot in the lower body.  Wilson said investigators found marijuana and shell casings at the scene.

Investigators determined the victim accidentally shot himself.

If you have any information that can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

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