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Man approaches person trying to steal dog, gets shot

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The Columbia Police Department is investigating a shooting in Northeast Columbia.

Police say the incident happened Monday afternoon on Oakbrook Village Road, which is in the vicinity of Percival Road and Smallwood Road.

A spokesperson for the department say a man claims he was shot by somebody who was trying to steal his dog from his backyard.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the shooter is a light-skinned black male with short curly hair, standing approximately 5' 8" and weighing about 160 pounds. He was possibly accompanied by two other people.

If you know anything about this incident, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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