COLUMBIA - Boone County Sheriff deputies responded to a shooting Friday morning near the El Chaparral neighborhood. Officials said an 18-year-old male was shot in the leg while taking out the trash.
Deputies responded to 4300 Santa Barbara Drive Friday after receiving a call around 10 a.m. The victim was placing trash at the rear of the duplex when he encountered the gunman. The subject began firing a handgun, and the victim fled to the front of the duplex where he collapsed.
The victim suffered one gunshot to the left calf area and emergency crews transported the teen to the hospital.
The victim described his assailant as a light-skinned black male wearing dark clothing and with a dreadlock hairstyle.
Officers are still investigating the incident and speaking with witnesses and neighbors.