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Police work leads in attack that put woman in hospital


West Columbia police said Monday they have no leads in a violent home invasion that put a 28-year-old woman in the hospital.

Police say the woman was shot several times after a man tried to sexually assault her and her daughter at a West Columbia apartment complex early Sunday morning.

Lt. Scott Morrison with the West Columbia Police Department said officers responded to the Park Place Apartments at 1035 Comanchee Trail around 3:00 a.m. and found the woman with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

The woman told police a man entered her apartment through a sliding glass door and the man tried to rape her, but she was able to fight him off. Then the man shot the woman multiple times and fled the scene, Morrison said.

The woman told police she did not know the man. Morrison said bloodhounds were unable to locate him.

Police describe the man as black, approximately 5'4"-5'6" and between 150 lbs-165 lbs. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue ball cap, boots and had some type of dark rag covering his face.

"This subject should be considered armed and dangerous," Morrison said. "If you have contact with a suspicious person please do not approach the individual and call police immediately."

The woman is recovering in the hospital and is awake and talking, Morrison said.

Her daughter was not injured.

Morrison said all residents should always make sure all your doors and windows are locked at night and report any suspicious activity or individuals.

"I'm making sure our doors are locked," said Amanda Senadademovic, who lives in the complex with her children. "We have a couple of children and we want to make sure they are safe and keep, you know, our family safe. So we need to make sure that everything's locked down."

"I'm surprised he actually got away with it," she said. "But hopefully they'll get him pretty soon."

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the West Columbia Police Department at 794-0721 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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