CPD: Man Shot Near Providence Hospital, Search for Suspect Underway

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Columbia Police are investigating a shooting that occurred sometime before noon today.

According to CPD officials, officers responded to a report of a shooting at the corner of Laurel St and Bernardin Ave near Providence Hospital

Police said their initial investigation found that a male victim was shot in the upper body and likely ran towards Providence Hospital following the shooting.

Providence Hospital released a statement about the incident:

“We are saddened by the incident that occurred today nearby the hospital. Right now, our top priority is protecting the safety of our employees and patients. At this time, we are directing any further inquiries to the local authorities who are investigating this situation. Thank you for your understanding.”

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS electronically by visiting www.midlandscrimestoppers.com or text-a-tip by texting “TIPSC” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or by calling 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

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