The Columbia Police Department responded to three separate reports containing shots fired early this morning. Preliminary investigation has not revealed a connection between any of the reports.
On 8/2/15 at 1:12 A.M., officers responded to the area of Brown Station Road and Premier Lane in reference to shots fired. Complainants reported hearing several shots being fired in the area. Officers recovered shell casings near Brown Station Road and Sherwood Drive. There was no reported property damage or injuries. The investigation is on-going. (2015-008520)
At 3:00 A.M., officers responded to 904 Vandiver Drive, Waffle House, in reference to a disturbance. The investigation revealed several shots were fired in the parking lot of the business during an altercation between several people. One suspect vehicle was described as a white SUV. Officers located a shell casing in the area; there was no reported property damage or injuries from the fired shots. The investigation is on-going. (2015-008524)
At 3:21 A.M., officers responded to the 400 block of Pershing Road in reference to shots fired. The investigation revealed a male suspect approached a male victim at the victim's residence. The male suspect then left the area and returned a short time later where he began firing shots from what appeared to be a pellet gun at the victim from across the street. One vehicle in the area was struck several times causing damage to the windshield consistent with that from a pellet gun. There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident. The suspect is described as a younger black male wearing a white tank top and shorts. The investigation is on-going. (2015-008525)
If you or anyone you know has any information regarding these incidents, please contact the Columbia Police Department, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.