3 Injured in Shooting in Downtown Columbia

7 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Saturday, June 15 2013 Jun 15, 2013 Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:58:00 AM CDT June 15, 2013 in News
By: Maddie Heidenreich
loading

COLUMBIA - The usual Friday night atmosphere changed when shots rang out on the streets of Columbia at 12:30 a..m.

"I never thought downtown would be that dangerous," said Columbia resident Charlie Palmer. "Like I said, you hear them around downtown, but never exactly downtown."

According to Officer Latisha Stroer of the Columbia Police Department, three people were injured in a shooting near Tenth Street and Broadway. Officers in the area responded when they heard several gun shots. 

One victim had multiple gunshots to the lower body. Another victim was dropped off at University Hospital with gun shot wounds to the hand. Stroer said she does not have information on the injury of the third victim at this time. Police found 8 shell casings on the sidewalk on Tenth Street between Broadway and Walnut.

The downtown area was back to normal Saturday afternoon, but the crime scene tape and numerous law enforcement vehicles gave Columbia a look far from normalcy.

KOMU received amateur video from some viewers. One local described the atmosphere as he walked home early Saturday morning.

"Right in a row. Like bam, bam, bam, bam," said Palmer. "As I was running, I saw people running close to me. Like toward me and away from the situation, so that was my first suspicion that it was a gunshot."

Palmer wanted to stay far away from the scene after hearing the shots.

"I just started running home because I didn't know what  was happening," said Palmer. "I thought it was going to come my way. It was definitely gun shots. You don't mistake that."

There is not a suspect description available yet, but the investigation continues.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA – A Korean War veteran won his latest battle on Thursday. Harold Clark, formerly with the U.S. Army,... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, August 09 2020 Aug 9, 2020 Sunday, August 09, 2020 3:32:00 PM CDT August 09, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA- Businesses are seeing an influx of customer traffic because college students and their families are back in town. ... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, August 09 2020 Aug 9, 2020 Sunday, August 09, 2020 2:36:00 PM CDT August 09, 2020 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA — COVID-19 has caused economic issues in downtown Columbia — including the shuttering of several businesses. Both Bambinos... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, August 09 2020 Aug 9, 2020 Sunday, August 09, 2020 1:57:00 PM CDT August 09, 2020 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men found with gunshot wounds in a backyard... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, August 09 2020 Aug 9, 2020 Sunday, August 09, 2020 11:15:17 AM CDT August 09, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Police are investigating shots fired in downtown Columbia early Sunday morning. According to a news release from... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, August 09 2020 Aug 9, 2020 Sunday, August 09, 2020 9:40:44 AM CDT August 09, 2020 in News
MORGAN COUNTY - A Gravois Mills man is dead after being ejected from his vehicle Saturday night. According to... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, August 09 2020 Aug 9, 2020 Sunday, August 09, 2020 9:18:00 AM CDT August 09, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – The call to improve community policing is on the rise, especially in the wake of nationwide protests after... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 8:47:00 PM CDT August 08, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 4:41:00 PM CDT August 08, 2020 in News
PIKE COUNTY - A woman who the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported missing and "possibly in danger" Thursday was found... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 3:08:00 PM CDT August 08, 2020 in News
WARRENSBURG, Mo (AP) — Two Warrensburg man have been charged in a shooting at a large birthday party that left... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 2:20:00 PM CDT August 08, 2020 in Continuous News
OSAGE COUNTY - One 15-year-old died and another was airlifted to University Hospital after they hit a truck head-on while... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 12:32:00 PM CDT August 08, 2020 in News
(AP) - The Mid-American Conference has become the first league competing at college football's highest level to cancel its fall... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 10:48:00 AM CDT August 08, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The tax holiday weekend is here and shoppers are bumping up computer sales. From Aug. 7-10 shoppers can... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 10:45:00 AM CDT August 08, 2020 in News
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 24-year-old Carthage man is charged with first-degree murder in a December 2019 shooting death of... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 10:17:44 AM CDT August 08, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- A salmonella outbreak caused by onions is expanding and has infected 640 people from 43 states.... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 Saturday, August 08, 2020 9:18:00 AM CDT August 08, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is asking for help in locating a Columbia man who was last seen on... More >>
2 days ago Friday, August 07 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Friday, August 07, 2020 9:16:00 PM CDT August 07, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA —Despite ongoing uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, several business owners have opened up shop in the North Village... More >>
2 days ago Friday, August 07 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Friday, August 07, 2020 6:57:00 PM CDT August 07, 2020 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has ordered a halt to evictions in St. Louis through the end of August,... More >>
2 days ago Friday, August 07 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Friday, August 07, 2020 6:23:00 PM CDT August 07, 2020 in Continuous News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 71°
6pm 75°
7pm 77°
8pm 83°
9pm 80°