Man shot in north Columbia, suspect on the run

2 months 1 week 4 days ago September 23, 2016 Sep 23, 2016 Friday, September 23 2016 Friday, September 23, 2016 11:47:00 AM CDT in News
By: Abby Breidenbach and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Reporters

COLUMBIA - A man was shot on the corner of Sylvan Lane and White Gate Drive Friday morning, the Columbia Police Department said.

The victim appeared to be in his 20's or 30's was taken to a local hospital, police said.

Witnesses told police the suspect ran east on Sylvan Lane away from the scene. 

People who live on the block said crimes like this happen often in the area.

One neighbor said he is not surprised and that this specific apartment complex seems to be a hot spot for trouble.

Nate Hendren, who lives down the street, added many of the neighbors expressed concern about this particular residence.

"They all say the same thing," he said. "It's that house, it's that house, it's always that house. And from what I know, it is always over here at this house."

Hendren and his roommates were also concerned about the drop off, where kids get on and off the school bus, on the same corner.

Another man who lives close by identified himself as Curtis "Boogieman" Soul. He is considering moving out of the neighborhood soon.

"About six people within 90 feet of the house have moved away recently. I'm going to be joining them pretty soon here," he said.

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