Shooting in north Columbia sends one man to the hospital
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police officers were responding to a report of a large group trespassing in the 900 block of Business Loop 70 East when they heard several gunshots in the 1100 block of Coats Street.
When officers arrived on Coats Street they observed several vehicles in the area, as well as multiple shell casings in the street.
Officers were later advised a gunshot wound victim had arrived at a local hospital. Officers made contact with the 19-year-old male who sustained the gunshot wound to his leg. Officers received information that the gunshot wound was related to the gunshots fired in the 1100 block of Coats Street.
The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.