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Police investigating after shots fired in north Columbia

Police investigated reports of shots fired in north Columbia Monday.

It happened around 11:00 Monday morning near Smiley Lane and the 4200 block of Derby Ridge Drive.

Police said several callers reported hearing gunshots in the area.

Police collected three shell casings in the area, but said they did not find any property damage to nearby homes. They said no one was hurt in the incident.

Police told our ABC 17 News reporter on scene that the incident started off as some kind of a disturbance between a group of five males on foot and more people in a white car. Police said it’s still unclearwho shot at who. They said the group of men ran off and the car drove away.

Police talked to witnesses to get suspect descriptions.

Michelle Baumstark with Columbia Public Schools tells ABC 17 News that students are off today at nearby Derby Elementary, but said teachers were in the building working at the time of the shooting. Baumstark said the doors remained locked as part of the school’s normal and daily lock down procedures at the time of the incident.

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