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Police still looking for suspect in early morning shooting in northeast Columbia

UPDATE:Columbia police say there is no new information at this time on a possible suspect. They also said that as of right now they are not increasing patrol in the area.

ABC17 has also learned that one of the fragment’s of a bullet ricocheted and broke the outer pane of a window of an apartment nearby.

The man living in the apartment heard the sound of gunfire, and hid behind his bookcase until the gunfire stopped. He is seriously considering moving out of the area after the recent events.

ORIGINAL STORY:Columbia Police have confirmed to ABC 17 News shell casings were found in the area of Sylvan Lane and Towne Drive early Saturday morning.

Police say they received calls from nearby residents about gun shots shortly after 1 a.m.

When officers arrived on scene, they say no one was there but they did find shell casings. They said the casings were all of the same caliber, suggesting there was only one shooter.

A CPD sergeant said there are no reported injuries from this shooting.

In the past five months there have been four other incidents involving gun violence on the two streets. One happened just a couple of weeks ago when Gabrielle Rhodes was killed.

One resident who has lived in the area for the past five years said just recently the neighborhood has taken a turn for the worst.

He is now trying to find a new place to live because he feels unsafe and has a family to protect.

Other residents just want the violence to end as soon as possible.

Stay with ABC 17 News for updates on this story.

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