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Columbia police take man into custody after shooting gun within city limits


Columbia police took a man into custody early Tuesday morning after he reportedly shot a gun within city limits.

According to the Columbia Police Department, officers responded to the area near Scott Boulevard and Faurot Drive after reports of shots fired around 3:30 a.m.

Police said they spoke with a local resident who they then identified as the man who fired a gun four times into the ground in his backyard.

CPD said the man was cooperative with police and taken into custody without incident.

There were no reports of injuries or property damage.

Police said the man could face a misdemeanor charge of firing a gun within city limits.

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