Correction: Reports of shots fired were received at approximately at 8:31 p.m. The original release incorrectly stated reports were received at 9:12 p.m. We apologize for the error.
At approximately 8:31 p.m. on June 19, Boone County Joint Communications received multiple reports about shots fired in the 400 block of Providence Road during the Juneteenth Celebration at Douglass Park.
Upon arrival officers located a male with one gunshot wound and immediately rendered aid. The victim was transported by medics to a local hospital to treat non-life threatening injuries.
The incident took place near the basketball courts where a large number of individuals were present.
No suspect description is available at this time. Investigators are currently on scene collecting evidence. This is an active investigation and will be handled by the Criminal Investigation Division.
There are no further details to provide at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case Number 2020-005256