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POLICE: Three-year-old boy shot in Columbia


Columbia Police are investigating a shooting that led to a 3-year-old boy being shot. Police do not have an update on the victim's condition, who was taken to a local hospital.

"That child sustained a gunshot wound to his torso. They made the decision to quickly scoop the child up, put the child in a patrol car, to provide stabilization measures while in the car, and headed to the hospital," said Assistant Police Chief Jill Schlude.

Police said the boy's mother and boyfriend took him to the hospital, during which a car crash also occurred.

"Officers realized that those two things were related. They went to the accident scene because they realized that was the mother and boyfriend of the person who had been shot trying to transport that person to the fire station. Station nine on Blue Ridge," said Schlude.

Columbia Police blocked off Blue Ridge from Rangeline to North Providence for the shooting.

A Columbia Police officer on scene confirmed to ABC 17 News that a person was shot. The officer was not able to provide any more information than that.

Boone County Joint Communications shared an alert about the scene around 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

ABC 17 News reached out to Columbia Police and are on scene working to learn what happened.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Columbia Police provided incorrect information to ABC 17 earlier Sunday. Police corrected the information later by clearing up that only one person was shot.

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