Columbia Police officers responded to the area of Pendleton Street and Trinity Place at approximately 1:35 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 for a report of shots fired. During the investigation, evidence was located that indicated shots were fired.
Officers located several spent shell casings in the 400 block of Trinity Pl. and obtained witness statements that described a white vehicle leaving the area at the time of the shooting. Officers canvassed the area and located the vehicle at Douglass Park, near the intersection of Fifth and Rogers Streets. Officers determined there were no injuries, however, did locate bullet holes on the vehicle.
Witnesses indicated that two males were observed fleeing the area after the shots were fired. The first suspect was described as a skinny black male last seen wearing a purple hoodie and green tennis shorts, heading north towards Woodlawn Avenue.
The second suspect was described as a heavy-set male, whose race is unknown, wearing a gray hoodie, last seen heading south on Trinity Place.
There is no further information to provide at this time, as this is an active investigation.
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Case number 2020-009351