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Police: Shell casings found after people in two cars shoot at each other near Clark Lane

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Police closed part of a major artery in east Columbia on Wednesday after shots were fired.

.223 shell casings and .380 casings were found in the area.

Emergency dispatchers said in a public alert a little after 5 p.m. Wednesday that Clark Lane had been closed near Hanover Boulevard for a "police incident." Officers were at the scene directing traffic.

An ABC 17 News reporter saw crime scene tape and several police cruisers at the Lighthouse Car Wash. Officers were also marking the location of several shell casings.

A CPD official told an ABC17 reporter that two cars -- one green four-door and one black four-door -- were involved in a gun battle.

Police in the area heard the gunshot and got a description of the shooters from surveillance.

There were allegedly two people shooting at each other: A young white man and a young black man, both late teens.

A woman in one of the vehicles reported the car she was in shooting in self defense. She is with police. No one was hit with a bullet, only vehicles were damages, according to Columbia police. .

Police believe it’s possibly related to a shooting from a few days ago.

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