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Shots fired in central Columbia late Saturday night

Just before 11 o’clock Saturday night, the Columbia Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of West Boulevard and Broadhead Street for a report of shots heard.

“We heard shots and they sounded like they were in the front of the house on West Boulevard and then you could hear them come around the corner,” said Kris Tenny-Brittain. “So we heard six shots and when you start to hear them it’s ‘Hit the ground.'”

Tenny-Brittain said she and her husband called 911. Several other neighbors tell ABC 17 News they also heard the gunshots.

When officers arrived on scene, they were unable to find any evidence of shots fired.

Around noon on Sunday, neighbors living in the area said they found four shell casings and contacted police again.

CPD confirms officers located multiple shell casings in the area Sunday.

“My concern is it’s just getting awfully close to home now,” said Don Steiner, who has lived in the area for more than 20 years. “I don’t know what else we can do to keep this off the street. It’s getting ridiculous shot after shots.”

Both Steiner and Tenny-Brittain agree this incident is unusual for the West Ash Neighborhood.

“I think it was random,” Steiner said. “I think it was kids probably out there playing and not realizing how dangerous a gun could be.”

Tenny-Brittain said they have an informal neighborhood watch where neighbors look out for one another.

“This neighborhood has really been changing to the place where everybody knows everybody,” she said.

Right now, there are no reports of injuries or property damage.

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