Shooting, assault reported in Columbia

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.


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