Two people who gave two men a ride early Tuesday morning in Richland County are in the hospital after their vehicle was stolen during a violent carjacking incident.
The Sheriff's Department says it started about 2 a.m. when two unidentified men asked for transportation from Austin Woods Apartments to the 1600 block of Pincushion Road in southeast Columbia.
“Once they got over to the Pincushion Road area,” says Sergeant Curtis Wilson, “these two black males then assaulted the two victims, stabbing them in the upper and lower body...then stealing the 2011 Ford Fusion, black-in-color vehicle. It had South Carolina license tag HV9975.”
Wilson says the two victims were last reported in stable condition.
Anyone with information on the suspects or that vehicle is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.