Elementary placed on secure status after man drives onto campus with gunshot wound

Published: May. 9, 2023 at 3:31 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A Richland County school was placed on secure status this afternoon after an unidentified person drove into the school’s parking lot with a gunshot wound.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to the 1200 block of Polo Road around 11:30 a.m. to find a man inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of Polo Road Elementary School.

Deputies began to render aid to the victim before he was taken to a local hospital by EMS.

A Richland County School District two official said the man who was shot pulled into the parking lot asking for help.

The official added the man told the school’s resource officer and custodian he was shot on the road when they rushed out to help him.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Investigators believe this is an isolated incident and ask anyone with information to submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at crimesc.com.

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