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UPDATE: Two people shot in downtown Columbia following Mizzou’s homecoming game


UPDATE: In a press release, the Columbia Police Department identified the two victims in the shooting as a 31-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman. Both victims were in stable condition when EMS arrived on scene.

Two people were shot in downtown Columbia early Sunday morning following the University of Missouri's homecoming game.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating the area from Ninth to Tenth Streets and Cherry to Locust Streets.

ABC 17 News crews saw a woman taken away on a stretcher and roughly 15 officers canvassing the area for bullet casings. CPD also had crime scene tape up in the area.

CPD Sergeant David Moore confirmed the shooting happened just after midnight near Ninth and Locust Streets.

The two victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to local hospitals.

Moore said there have not been any arrests made and nobody has been detained in connection to this shooting.

Police were looking for a male wearing all black clothing.

Moore said around 1 a.m. on Sunday he didn't believe there was a threat to the community.

CPD says this is an on-going investigation anyone with information is encouraged to reach out to the department or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477 to remain anonymous

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Zach Boetto

Zach Boetto anchors the weekend morning and weekday 9 a.m. & noon newscasts for ABC 17. You can find up-to-the-minute information on Zach’s social media, @ABC17Zach on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Meghan Drakas

Meghan joined ABC 17 News in January 2021.
The Penn State grad is from the Philadelphia suburbs where she interned with several local TV stations.



  1. Here I am.

    At 12:19 am the police dispatcher said a “young black male” with a mask fired four shots near the barber shop. He was last seen heading south on Ninth Street.

    Police chased a young black male but he got away. Cops sounded out of breath on the radio.

    Police said the magic words that the scene was stable and medics could respond in on arrival. This is a lesson learned from the Volunteer Drive fiasco.

    I wonder if this more complete suspect description was given to the media and they chose not to report it. Media has to uphold the narrative.

    How the police can say young black black males shooting downtown are not a threat to the public is incredible.

    At the same time there was a false report of a shooting a Vibe and a person with a machete. Welcome to Columbia.

  2. A black male was shot in the ankle and a female, who was near Booches, was shot in the upper thigh.

    A bullet hole was observed in Silver Ball.

    A report was relayed over the radio that three black males were overheard saying a female needed to be shot. This might be a very accurate statement but these guys need to learn the old adage: “Women – you can’t live with them and you can’t shoot them.”

    I thought President* Biden was going to defeat the NRA and end gun crime. Somebody wake him up and tell him to sign some more executive orders. Let’s go Brandon!

  3. Shortly after this, the police dispatcher radios the Sargent and says there is a call that three to four subjects are using a crowbar trying to break in at Joe Machens Pre-Owned Nissan. There were no police units available so the Sargent said “hold it.”

    How do you like that Columbia business owners? Not enough cops to protect your business. For decades the City Council has allowed our police department to become severely understaffed. They are too focused on squandering our money on liberal dreams instead of supporting public safety.

    Note to bad guys, just wait for something like this and then commit your crimes, the cops will be too busy to stop you.

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