Shooting, assault reported in Columbia
COLUMBIA, Md. (WBFF) - A man was found shot in the leg after being assaulted by a group of males in what police believe may have been a targeted crime.
The assault was reported at 11:24 p.m. Feb. 1 on Natures Road in Columbia, reported Howard County police.
Witnesses reported a man being assaulted by a group who then pushed him into a van.
Police found the van, at which point the victim got out and fled.
After a search using police dogs and a helicopter, the victim was found with a gunshot wound to the leg.
He was taken to Shock Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries.
nearby a short time later. He was transported to Shock Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries.
The four suspects were not found, but police said they believe the victim may have been targeted.
The investigation is ongoing.