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Police investigating north Columbia shooting that likely damaged property

Police block Edenton Boulevard
Columbia police cruisers block part of Edenton Boulevard after a shots-heard call Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.


Police blocked off part of Edenton Boulevard in north Columbia on Thursday afternoon during a shooting investigation.

Columbia Police Department Sgt. Cyndi McLane said police found spent casings but no injuries were immediately reported. Police are working to confirm whether any property was damaged, she said.

Police cruisers were parked across Edenton Boulevard between Brown Station Road and International Drive and a crime scene investigation van was at the scene.

Columbia Police Department spokesman Jeff Pitts said officers were sent to a shots-heard call in the 1500 block of Bodie at about 4:30 p.m.

One neighbor told ABC17 News his home was likely damaged in the gunfire. He said he was in his basement when the shots were fired.

He said he hears this happens up the road from his often.

According to police dispatch records, since Jan. 1 2020, police have been dispatched to Edenton Blvd. 53 times. Of those calls, two shots fired and 6 shots heard.

On Bodie Drive, police went to the area 153 times. Of those calls, one shots fired and 6 shots heard.

This is the 69th reported shooting of 2020 in Columbia.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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ABC 17 News Team


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