Columbia Police responded to the 300 block of W. Brookside Lane at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 for a report of shots heard.
When officers arrived, they located one person who had sustained a life-threatening injury. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel.
He has been identified as Bryant R. Wilks, II, 17, of Columbia. Next of kin has been notified.
Columbia Police patrol officers, detectives, and crime scene investigators gathered evidence, including spent shell casings.
During the investigation, property damage caused by gunfire was located on structures and vehicles in the area.There were no other injuries reported.
At this time there is no suspect information to share.
This is an ongoing investigation. There are no further details to provide at this time.
If you know something, say something. If anyone has any information, they are encouraged to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case number 2020-010229