Teen shot by masked gunman

COLUMBIA – A 15-year-old was shot multiple times just outside of Blythewood (29016) after a gunman approached him and asked if he (the teen) had any weed, Richland County officials reported.

Deputies are investigating the shooting, which occurred in the Palmetto Palms mobile home park located in the 9400 block of Wilson Boulevard near where it intersects with Killian Road.

About 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, deputies were called to the mobile home park where the teen told them he was standing behind a home when a male approached him wearing a black mask and black hoodie and asked if the teen had any weed, according to an incident report.

The teen stated that when he said, “No,” the masked male pulled out a pistol and shot the teen several times. The victim stated in the report that the gun used appeared to be a Glock.

The report stated that the masked gunman then ran away on foot.

K-9 units responded and attempted to track the subject but with no results.

The injured teen was transported to Prisma Health by EMS. There is no information about his condition or whether he Is still hospitalized.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone with information about the Wilson Boulevard shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 1—888-274-6372 or visit midlandscrimestoppers.com and click ‘Submit a Tip.’