DEVELOPING: Shooting outside northern Columbia business sends one to hospital
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Department confirm a shooting happened Tuesday around 11:45 a.m. outside We B Smokin on Paris Rd.
One victim has sustained life-threatening injuries.
CPD has confirmed there was a shooting outside We B Smokin on Paris Rd. just before noon today. One victim has sustained life-threatening injuries. @KOMUnews— Jacob Lang (@jacoblang_) December 31, 2019
A K-9 officer helped with the search. Officers are looking for anyone involved in the shooting.
Officers assisted by K-9 are actively searching the area for anyone involved with the shooting. There is no danger to the community.@KOMUnews— Jacob Lang (@jacoblang_) December 31, 2019
There is no suspect description and no possible motive for the shooting at this time. The police department says to call Crimestoppers if you have any information. @KOMUnews— Jacob Lang (@jacoblang_) December 31, 2019
A KOMU 8 reporter on the scene saw at least three police vehicles and found an area was blocked off with crime scene tape.
KOMU 8 spoke to Karim Muhabuka, a man who was working at a nearby store when the shooting happened.
"I heard sirens, and we ran out, and we just saw police, ambulance, everyone was around. It was kind of scary actually," Muhabuka said. "We didn't hear nothing, we didn't hear any screaming, we didn't hear any gunshots."
This is a developing story, and KOMU 8 will continue to bring you updates.