UPDATE: Police investigate after man shot at Columbia Mall
COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 confirmed on the scene of the incident a man was shot on Tuesday at the Columbia Mall.
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the mall in front of Level Up Entertainment, according to CPD public information officer Brittany Hilderbrand. Officials found several shell casings, according to a news release.
More than 100 people were on the premises, according to the release.
Medical response crews were dispatched at 7:07 p.m., according to the City of Columbia's dispatch reports.
At approx. 7:02 pm @ColumbiaPD responded to a report of shots fired at the Columbia Mall: Media staging area near Five Guys and AT&T on Stadium— ColumbiaPD (@ColumbiaPD) August 12, 2020
Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said the victim is at the hospital receiving medical care. He had been transported by a personal vehicle and is currently in stable condition, according to the release.
Just spoke with @ColumbiaPD. We know one male was shot in the Columbia Mall parking lot. We do not know his condition right now. @ColumbiaPD says they do not have a suspect or suspect description right now. @KOMUnews— Noah Klein (@KomuKlein) August 12, 2020
Officials from the Columbia Police Department, MUPD, Boone County Sheriff and Missouri State Highway Patrol are all on the scene of the incident.
"Officers remained on scene to collect evidence and witness statements and to ensure there were no additional victims," the release said.
Officials have put up police tape around the mall parking lot, according to a KOMU 8 reporter on the scene.
All media has been asked to leave the scene by Columbia Mall management. I cannot bring you anymore details until we hear from @ColumbiaPD. Again, I was told all we know right now is that at least one person was shot at the mall according to @ColumbiaPD. @KOMUnews pic.twitter.com/qhZUTf8fbZ— Noah Klein (@KomuKlein) August 12, 2020
Officials are still investigating the incident and the case has been forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Division.
[Editor's note: KOMU 8 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.]