Two Separate Shots Fired Incidents Thursday Morning in Columbia
COLUMBIA - Two shots fired incidents occurred early Thursday morning in Columbia. The events are unrelated.
According to a press release from the Columbia Missouri Police Department, officers were dispatched at 1:04 a.m. to an armed robbery at the intersection of Ash Street and Clinton Drive. Investigation uncovered a suspect with a gun approached a male, 21, and female, 18, walking in the area.
They describe the suspect as a dark complected black male, 20-23 years old, 6-feet-tall, 180 pounds, close cut hair, and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans. He is armed and dangerous.
The suspect demanded their property, and after surrendering their possessions the male victim attempted and failed to take the gun from the suspect. After the male victim's unsuccessful attempt, both victims ran and the suspect fired at least three rounds. A bullet hit the male victim's right elbow. The victims went to the hospital on their own and investigators were contacted.
According to the same press release, police responded to another incident at 1:25 a.m. at the 4700 block of Brandon Woods. One victim, 18, had set up a fight with a group at the Breaktime on Nifong Boulevard, but the group did not show up. The 18-year-old victim and a 20-year-old were confronted by the group at the 4700 block of Brandon Woods. Several shots were fired, a vehicle was struck with one round, and the 20-year-old victim suffered a minor wound from glass shrapnel. There is no suspect information at the moment.
Both investigations are still ongoing. If you have any information about either incident, police ask you to call Crime Stoppers at 573-875-TIPS.
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