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Teen wanted for attempted murder in shooting at mini mart in Columbia

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On Saturday, police said they have identified the suspect wanted in a shooting that happened the day before at a mini mart in Columbia. And they said it was a teen who is still on the run.

Police have issued warrants, charging Mr. Kejuan Antonio Gilyard with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to Columbia police.

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. in the 2300 block of Two Notch Road, police spokeswoman Ms. Jennifer Timmons said.

Investigators said the two acquaintances confronted each other in the parking lot of the Party Town Mini Mart before shots were fired. But they have not yet determined what the confrontation was about and it’s unclear if both were armed.

The victim was injured and transported to the hospital where he remains in intensive care, according to medical personnel.

Police have not released the name of the victim or provide any details on his injuries.

Investigators continue to follow leads in the case while investigating the motive, Ms. Timmons said.

Anyone with information on Mr. Gilyard’s whereabouts is asked to call Midlands Crimestoppers at (888) 274-6372.

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