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Police Investigate Shooting

***UPDATE 3:45 P.M.***Columbia police say officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of West Sugar Tree Lane in east Columbia for a shots fired call.Police confirm a 17-year-old male was taken to Women’s and Children’s Hospital in a private car with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Witnesses say the gunshot wound was to the chest. No other injuries have been reported at this time.Investigators have confirmed that one home was hit multiple times with gunfire. Police continue to conduct interviews and process the scene for evidence. Investigators do not believe this was a random shooting.Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.***UPDATE 3:15 P.M.***The University of Missouri News Bureau released the following statement:”University of Missouri Police and administrators are aware of a shooting that occurred north of Women’s and Children’s Hospital on Keene Street. MUPD officers are currently assisting the Columbia Police Department with the situation. investigating the situation.”***UPDATE 2:52 P.M.***Police tell ABC 17 News there is at least one shooting victim and there could possibly be a second. Officers are searching for up to four teenagers in a white sedan.The suspect is described as young, tall black male wearing a red and black flannel. Witnesses heard seven or eight shots fired around 2 p.m.Columbia police are removing their perimeter of the area.***ORIGINAL STORY***Columbia police are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon in the eastern part of the city.Officers are actively searching for a suspect on Woodridge Drive near the I-70 and U.S. Highway 63 connector. They have a perimeter set up in the area and have confirmed there was a shooting.According to witnesses, a teenager was shot in the chest and taken to Women’s and Children’s Hospital.An ABC 17 News crew is at the scene. Continue to check abc17news.com for updates.

ABC 17 News Team

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