Aiken Man Charged After Neighbor Was Shot

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at Heritage Apartments.

Aiken, SC (WJBF) – An Aiken man is facing drug and weapon charges.

We have confirmed with the Aiken Department of Public Safety (ADPS) that Michael Hardy was sitting at a residence located at 431 Fairfield Street NE in Aiken and a gun discharged.

An ADPS spokesperson tell us that a man in an adjacent apartment was shot when the gun went off.

Hardy reportedly fled the scene and was caught a short time later. He has been booked with on a charge of Discharging a Gun Within City Limits and drug charges.

The victim;s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

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