Rice Road closed due to shots fired

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COLUMBIA - Police closed Rice Road at McKee Street in Columbia after police found evidence 17 shots were fired.

This is near the scene of Sunday's double homicide, but it is unclear if the two incidents are connected.

"It is concerning it's the same place in 24 hours, but outside of that we don't have any information they're related," Lieutenant Robert Fox said.

Police originally said 16 shots were fired Monday night. They later found evidence of 17 shots fired. Some bullets hit nearby houses. One bullet went completely through a duplex and into the backyard.

Police said they do not believe anyone was injured, but are going door-to-door to check with neighbors. They said one bullet did almost hit a child.

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