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Man on the loose following liquor store shooting

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at a liquor store off Victory Drive.

It happened Monday night around 10:30 at the 30th Avenue Package Store. 

The victim, 47-year-old Daniel Kaplan, told police he was parked in a car in front of the store when a man approached him, pointed a black hand gun at him and told him to give him his money.

Kaplan says he told the gunman he didn't have money and grabbed his gun from under the car seat.

When the suspect started punching him in the face, Kaplan says he pointed his gun at him and started to shoot at him.

Officials say blood was found at the scene but so far, no one has showed up at the local hospitals with gunshot wounds.

Investigators tell News Leader 9 the victim is not facing any charges because he was defending himself.

Kaplan admitted to detectives that he did not get a good look at the suspect, but he decribes him as a black man in his 40s with some facial hair.  

If you have any information on this crime please call Columbus Police.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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