OPDS investigating after attempted carjacking in Orangeburg leaves one man with gunshot wound
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WIS) - The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred at around 1 p.m. in the parking lot of 1175 Boulevard Street.
Officers arrived on the scene and found a 62-year-old man in the front driver’s side of his vehicle with wounds.
Officers at the scene believed the man’s wounds came from his vehicle striking a tractor and trailer delivery truck.
When EMS arrived on the scene, they later discovered the man had a gunshot wound. He was airlifted to Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia.
A preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown man approached the victim’s vehicle with a gun and demanded the victim’s vehicle.
Officials say the victim attempted to drive away and in the process of trying to get away, he got shot and crashed into a delivery truck.
ODPS said the incident is still under investigation and anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers of the Midlands at 1-888-CRIME-SC or the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety at 803-534-2812.
We will keep you updated as the story develops.
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