Man shot at attempted home break-in

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COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department is looking for someone who shot a man early Saturday morning at the 500 block of Hickman Avenue after failing to break in to his home.

At least one suspect shot a man in his early 20s in the arm and ran away. The victim is recovering from a non life-threatening injury.

Police said when at least one suspect could not get into the home, they shot three times through an opening in the door. One of these bullets hurt the resident.

One officer said police found the victim standing in the road by his home and looked at blood splatters there. KOMU 8 spoke with the victim, who said he tried to ask neighbors to drive him to the hospital.

The man said he did not see the person who shot him, and he did not know why they came.

Investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, contact the Columbia Police Department at (573) 874-7652 or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477) if you wish to remain anonymous.