COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Mayor Brian Treece and Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones spoke at a community briefing at 11 a.m. regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting.
Chieff Jones, says a 30-year-old black man is dead after a shooting at Vibez Lounge at North 5th St. and East Walnut St. just after 3:15 a.m. on Sunday.
At least one victim was seen being taken off in a stretcher by ABC 17 News crews on scene at Vibez in downtown Columbia.
Jones says the man killed was a shooter the incident and was shot and killed by police. He says there were five other victims in the shooting. He says one went into emergency surgery.
ABC 17 News crews on scene spoke with one woman who didn't wish to be identified, who told them there was a shooting at Vibez and she heard around "50 shots go off".
A tweet from MU Alert stated CPD reported shots fired in the area at 3:11 a.m.
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Members of the community also spoke out at the briefing Sunday. Reverend James Gray says, "it's happening in our community, it's happening out south of town in the third ward, and these people that represent the city council, it's their duty to be here to address the questions and take accountability for their ward."
Other community members also made suggestions to make the area safer .
One woman said, "We might need to do something where if I'm opening up a bar downtown, I need to have trained licensed security before my doors can be opened."
Community leader James Gray, said the council members need to take action especially the first ward.
"It's happening in the community, its happening out south of town third ward, and these people that represent the city council its their duty to be here to address the questions and take accountability for their ward," Gray said. "My first ward city councilwoman isn't even here today, and I'm angry because a lot of this has happened in the first ward, and she's not even here. It's up to my first ward city council to be working with the district very close because she's made a commitment to serve this ward."
Columbia Mayor Brian Treece says there have been multiple shootings at Vibez and multiple shootings up the street, Treece says everybody needs to take part of the responsibility. "If you're creating an environment where people are getting killed and hurt, we're gonna shut it down."
Jones joined Treece is stressing the importance of the community stepping up in these situations.
"This isn't a police only issue. This is a community issue that is going to take responsible business owners, responsible community partners and that's in the district and outside," Jones said.
The owner of Vibez, R'Velle Fair, also attended the briefing at City Hall Sunday at address his concerns.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Columbia Police Department or CrimeStoppers.