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Columbia shootings trickle into October

Columbia experienced a string of shootings in the month of September, several of them deadly.

That gun violence has continued into October, with police investigating another shooting Tuesday night.

Police responded to the 1400 block of Raleigh Drive at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after reports of shots fired. Police found several shell casings in the road and in the driveway of a duplex in the area.

No injuries were reported. Police are still investigating the area.

In September, at least 10 shootings took place across the city. Six people died as a result of gun violence.

Other shootings left several houses and vehicles damaged.

Police have made four arrests in connection with the recent shootings and an arrest warrant is out for at least one other suspect.

At least three shootings involved someone shooting from a vehicle.

According to court documents, E’quan Spain was in a vehicle with two other people when he was accidentally shot and killed by someone in the vehicle.

Court documents in the case of Nadria Wright’s death said Javion Lawhorn-Wallace pulled up next to the vehicle Wright and another man were in when shots were fired from the SUV.

In the shooting from Oct. 1 on Raleigh Drive, witnesses told police they saw two white SUVs chasing each other before one crashed into a parked vehicle. That is when shots were fired.

According to the executive director of the Columbia Police Officers’ Association, charges can change depending on whether someone shoots from a moving vehicle.

If someone knowingly shoots into a house or motor vehicle, they can be charged with unlawful use of a weapon. If they do the same from a moving vehicle, the felony charge can upgrade from a class E felony to a class B felony.

Below is a look at recent shootings around Columbia:

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