Information sought in shooting of deaf man

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County deputies are seeking a suspect who shot a deaf, intellectually disabled man late Monday night.

Officials say the 49-year-old victim was visiting his parents on Bluff Road around 11:30 p.m. Monday night and left to return to his residence.

Ten to fifteen minutes later after leaving, deputies say the man returned to his parents' home and complained of being in pain. When family members started to remove pieces of his clothing to locate the pain, they discovered he had been shot.

The victim was transported to the hospital where investigators and hospital officials are continuing to interview him. Deputies are having a hard time interviewing the victim because he has difficulty communicating.

The sheriff's department is hoping someone in the community will come forward with information about this case.

If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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