Shooting victim found inside Columbia Place Mall

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Police are responding to a shooting where a victim was found inside Columbia Place Mall on Saturday.

Two groups reportedly got into a dispute in the parking lot of the mall just after 2 p.m. The two groups both drew firearms and shot at each other when the victim was struck and collapsed inside the mall.

Both groups jumped into vehicles and fled the scene. Deputies currently do not have descriptions of those vehicles.

The victim was transported to the hospital, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

No suspect is in custody at this time and RCSD has not released any information as to a possible suspect yet.

Deputies were unable to confirm whether the shooting was related to gang activity.

WIS News 10 will update this story as more information becomes available.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged by authorities to contact Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or visiting and emailing a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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