Police: Man shot in hand during gas station armed robbery

Published: Oct. 15, 2011 at 1:17 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia Police are looking for a suspect they say shot a man in the hand during an attempted robbery at a gas station on Harden Street around 5:00pm.

Officials say the man had just gotten into his car after leaving the gas station when the robber approached the him while brandishing a weapon.

Police say the man was struck in the hand with a bullet after he struggled with the suspect and the gun went off. The victim was in the car with his wife and 10-year-old daughter at the time of the incident.

No one else was injured and the suspect ran from the scene. The man's injuries were considered non-life threatening.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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