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Police investigate shooting in north Columbia

Columbia police are investigating a shooting in which three vehicles and a house were hit with gunfire.

It happened early Wednesday morning in the area of Bodie Drive and Currituck Lane.

This is the third shooting in this north Columbia neighborhood in a month.

Officers were called out for a report of shots fired heard. They found evidence shots had been fired, resulting in three vehicles and a house being struck.

Officers recovered multiple shell casings, but there have not been any reports of injuries.

Neighbors told ABC 17 News they heard 20-30 shots on Currituck. One neighbor, who didn’t want to give her name, said she’s scared for her life and the lives of her grandchildren. Her car was hit with three bullets early Wednesday morning.

“I appreciate the police coming by and driving through, but at one or two o’clock in the morning knowing that I have to be at work at four in the morning – that’s very scary,” said one neighbor who didn’t want to give her name. “So that could have been me this morning getting shot and not knowing why.”

She said she’s ready to leave after only living in her home for seven months.

Michael Trapp, 2nd Ward Councilman, said the shootings in the north Columbia neighborhood are a concern for him. He’s looking into some options to help.

“I had a concerned resident send a suggestion about a traffic camera in that area because there’s really only one way into the area,” he said. “Neighborhood associations are great. In general neighborhoods that have neighborhood watches have lower rates of crime.”

Trapp also said if the sales tax renewal is passed on August 4, the city would have funds for a proposed north side police department. He said this could help increase response times and renew residents’ feeling of safety.

So far no arrests have been made.

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