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Shooting in downtown Columbia leaves 1 man hurt

Published: Jul. 9, 2021 at 11:24 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2021 at 12:49 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Police have confirmed a shooting in downtown Columbia on Friday morning.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. at Elmwood Avenue and Park Street, which is just one block west of Assembly Street.

Officers said a man was shot in his lower body.

He is expected to survive, CPD said.

A picture shared by CPD on Twitter showed part of Elmwood Avenue blocked off for officers.

Traffic was very heavy in the area for about two hours after the shooting.

CPD said they are interviewing witnesses and looking for surveillance video.

WIS crews on the scene saw K-9 officers searching the area, as well.

Anyone with information on the crime should call CrimeStoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or submit a tip at crimesc.com.

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