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Two people shot in west Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Two people were shot late Wednesday night after a shooting in west Columbia, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Columbia Police responded to a shots fired call around 10:33 p.m. in the 100 block of Redwood Road, according to a news release from CPD.

Officers found large amounts of blood in the grass at a residence and other evidence of a shooting, the news release said.

A 27-year-old man and a 47-year-old man arrived at separate hospitals with gunshot wounds, the news release said. Investigators believe both men are related to the incident on Redwood Road, according to the news release.

One of the men suffered life-threatening injuries and the status of the second is unknown. 

Police did not have any suspect information on Thursday afternoon but said the public is not in danger.

This shooting marks the tenth in Columbia since Jan. 1, 2020.

"I would say it’s very alarming," said Katherine Wilson Como Youth Works program director. "And the reason I use the word alarming is because I don’t think we are close to a resolve.”

"Wilson said it’s not as shocking because the community has seen a pattern of frustration forming. 

"I have a lot of youth that are afraid and they are just uncertain about their own safety," said Wilson "You’re not confident that you won’t fall victim to gun violence."

Como Youth Works says that the movement called “Silence the Violence” could help.

"It gives everyone an opportunity to feel okay to protect themselves," said Wilson. "It’s okay for you to say I need to report suspicious activity or it’s okay to have a voice in the midst of gun violence."

Wilson said that the community can help with these shootings. 

"The other way we are going to be able to "silence the violence" is if we begin to speak up even more so as a community," said Wilson.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact CPD at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477.

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Amber Tabeling

Amber joined the ABC 17 News team as a multimedia journalist in December 2019. She was a student-athlete at Parkland College and Missouri Valley College. She hails from a small town in Illinois.

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