COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Police are investigating a shooting in Columbia in which a bystander was shot in the leg.

At around 6:37 p.m. police responded to Sam’s Mart in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road for a report of a man shot.

Police believe that two men were involved in an altercation outside of the store when one man pulled a gun and fired multiple shots at the other man.

Investigators say that the intended target was not hit, but a man exiting the store was struck once in the leg.

Police do not the identity of the two men involved in the altercation.

The suspect is described as an African-American male wearing a dark-colored shirt and light-colored pants.

The victim, a 21-year-old from Columbia, was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 911.

Comments (2)
  1. Jrfred Coker says:

    Amish again?

  2. Tickedoff Person says:

    A black man with a gun in Maryland? Doesn’t he know about our gun laws? Once again the criminal had a gun and the law abider did not. We’ll just have to do away with the law abiders and be done with it.

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