Posted: Aug 21, 2013 11:48 PM by Meg McLeod, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Aug 23, 2013 8:02 PM
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is still investigating a report of shots fired at Douglass Park Wednesday night.
Officers responded to the area around 7 p.m. and found more than five shell casings. Though no one was reported injured, this marks the park's first serious incident in about a year.
Several neighbors said the violence stems from drug and alcohol-use in the area. One man said he thinks police could curb the issue if patrols were ramped up within the park.
Douglass Park will remain closed for the rest of Wednesday night.
KOMU was at the scene to follow the developing story.