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Police Searching for Car after Shooting at Aiken Animal Hospital


A person was shot outside the Hitchcock Animal Hospital on Tuesday afternoon and authorities are asking the public’s help in locating the occupants from a vehicle of interest.

The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening and they are being treated at a local hospital, said Lt. Daymon L. Spann, spokesperson for the Aiken Department of Public Safety. A press release did not provide a name or sex of the victim.

The incident happened around 3:26 p.m. Tuesday in the facility’s parking lot, located on Trail Ridge Road and Hitchcock Parkway. As of now, the identity of the assailant remains unknown.

In a bid to aid the investigation, the Aiken Department of Public Safety has released a photo of a vehicle of interest believed to be connected to the incident. Authorities are appealing to the public for any information regarding the whereabouts of the vehicle or its occupants.

Individuals with information pertinent to the case are encouraged to contact the Aiken Department of Public Safety at (803) 642-7620. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be submitted online through the city’s official website.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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