Columbia Police officers responded to the 800 block of Business Loop 70 East at 1:51 this morning in reference to a physical disturbance with a large group. Information received to Boone County Joint Communications indicated there were several people fighting in the street. Upon officers arrival they observed several people gathered on North Boulevard and two female subjects engaged in a physical altercation.
As officers advanced to address the disturbance, multiple shots were fired. Officers located several shell casings in the parking lot of 1206 Coats Street, Tom's Imports. There were no reported injuries or property damage as a result of the fired shots. The investigation is on-going.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.