Columbia police investigate suspected accidental shooting

1 year 2 months 1 day ago Thursday, December 20 2018 Dec 20, 2018 Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:35:00 AM CST December 20, 2018 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Police said a 22-year-old died Wednesday after an "accidental" shooting.

Police said Tavious Grant, of Columbia, died during emergency surgery.

Police responded to University Hospital around noon for a reported victim with a gunshot wound, according to a news release.

Police said an initial investigation suggests Grant was "accidentally shot" in an apartment in the 1000 block of Claudell Lane.

"The investigation is ongoing, but at this time detectives do not believe this was an intentional act," the news release said.

Police asked anyone with information to call the department at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477.

(Editor's note: this story has been updated with the correct spelling of the victim's first name; the prior version misspelled his name as "Travious.")

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