Columbia Police officers responded to a call regarding shots fired near the intersection of Oak and Lincoln Drive, on Monday, Jan. 6, at approximately 10:45 p.m.
Officers immediately began canvassing the area for evidence and located a 24-year-old male near Jewell Ave. and Sexton Rd., who had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local emergency room by ambulance to be treated for his injuries.
While on the scene, officers were notified of reports that more shots were heard nearby and immediately responded. During the investigation, officers located evidence of gunshots including spent shell cases along with damage to two residences in the 400 block of Oak Street that were struck by bullets. No injuries were reported by the residents.
This case falls under the purview of the City’s newly created Violent Crime Task Force, which includes officers from CPD, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, University of Missouri Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Violent Crime Task Force will review any incidence of violence that involves a firearm and will be working in conjunction with partnering agencies to resolve these cases.
No suspect information or further details are known about either incidence. This is an ongoing investigation, therefore there is no additional information we can provide.
Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case number 2020-000202