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North Columbia neighborhood fed up after latest shooting

Columbia Police are investigating a shooting late Wednesday morning in the 1400 block of Bodie Drive.

Police said multiple shots were fired at a home, and two bullets went through the house, causing damage to interior and exterior walls.

Three people were inside the home when shots were fired.

When officers arrived, only the resident of the home was present at the duplex.

Residents in the neighborhood said they’re afraid for their children.

One mother told ABC 17 News she’s so fed up with the violence that she’s breaking her lease to get out of the area.

“I’ve been here seven months. We didn’t know it was so bad out here. We pay too much rent to hear bullets and gun shots every day. I have kids,” said Carrie Price.

Price said the neighborhood also sees its fair share of burglaries. Her house was broken into about three weeks ago.

She said because of the crime, her 11-year-old daughter is not even allowed to play outside.

“All the streets stay packed with kids and so that’s the saddest part about it. One of these kids is going to get hit and they’re going to get hit and they’re going to be the innocent ones, you know. So it’s really sad,” said Price.

Resident Travis Carthrow said he would move if he could, but he signed a lease.

“You’re afraid to leave your kids at the bus stop. The bus don’t come all the way down no more. They stop up there, and we’re afraid to leave them up there,” said Carthrow.

No one was injured in the shooting, and the investigation is ongoing.

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