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UPDATE: Officer-involved shooting in central Columbia following shots fired incident

UPDATE (9:30 p.m.): Columbia Police spokesperson Bryana Larimer said police were called to the Oak Street around 6:25 p.m. for reports of a man walking around and shooting a gun.

Larimer said police and Boone County sheriff deputies made a perimeter around the area, but said the man went into the woods.

He was later found on top of a building in the 600 block of North Garth Avenue. Larimer said he was shooting at officers. Police returned fire and hit the man who was taken to University Hospital with unknown injuries.

Larimer said it’s unclear if anyone else was hurt during the incident.

Right now investigators are speaking with witnesses in the area at the time of the incident.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is now taking over the officer-involved shooting investigation. Investigators were on the scene in the 600 block of Garth Saturday night.

UPDATE: Columbia police confirm there was an officer-involved shooting in the 600 block of Garth Avenue Saturday evening. Much of Garth Avenue is blocked off while police investigating.

ABC 17 News has crews on scene working to get more information.

ORIGINAL: ABC 17 News has crews on the scene of an active shooting situation in central Columbia.

ABC 17’s Jordana Marie reports hearing two gunshots in the area of N. Garth Avenue and Oak Street.

The first call for shots fired came in at 6:37 p.m. Saturday. A medical response is listed in the 100 block of Oak Street.

Columbia police brought in the department’s armored vehicle to assist with the situation.

ABC 17 News will continue to stay on scene to get more information from police.

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