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Three Injured in Downtown Columbia Shooting

Posted by Warren Krech on June 17, 2013

**UPDATE 1:00 p.m. Monday**

Today, Columbia Police say they’re following every lead while investigating the Saturday morning shooting downtown. They tell us two of the victims are 23 years old, and the third is 19. None of the victims’ injuries were life-threatening. Officers aren’t releasing their names yet, because they say it could hamper the investigation or put the victims in more danger.

Investigators don’t have a suspect description yet, and they aren’t sure whether the shooting is gang-related. There was an assault on Ninth Street about 45 minutes before the gunfire, and police are trying to find out if the two are connected.

Officers say anyone who knows more about the shooting should call Columbia Police at 573-442-6131, or make an anonymous call to CrimeStoppers at 875-TIPS.

**ORIGINAL STORY**

Three people are injured after a shooting in downtown Columbia.

Just after midnight Saturday officers heard several loud shots near the intersection of Broadway and Tenth Street.

They found one victim in the street with several gunshot wounds to the legs and lower body, another was dropped off at University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand. Injuries on the third victim have not been released yet.

There is no suspect description available right now. The investigation is continuing.

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