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Columbia Police Dispatch shows 15 shots fired calls for October; April leads 2022 with 21 calls


After several shots fired incidents were reported the past few weeks, Columbia police and residents are concerned about the gun violence in the community.

Residents have told ABC 17 News they are tired of all the gun violence, and a police official said after a Wednesday shooting in broad daylight people should be concerned.

The Columbia Police Department on Thursday were still investigating a Wednesday shooting in the 3700 Block of Clark Lane. No one was injured, only vehicles were damaged.

According to the Columbia Police Dispatch web page, there have been 17 shots fired calls since Oct. 10. October saw 15 calls made. The highest-amount of calls CPD has received for shots fired this year was in April with 21 calls.

By month, this is how the numbers break down for 2022:

  • 17 in January
  • 10 in February
  • 11 in March
  • 21 in April
  • 15 in May
  • Eight in June
  • 15 in July
  • Eight in August
  • 12 in September
  • 15 in October
  • Three in November, as of Nov. 3.

On Oct. 13, there was a shooting up the street from the Clark Lane one, in the 5400 block of Kelsey drive. One person was shot, and police closed off the scene to investigate for several hours.

Three people were shot Oct. 21 in Downtown Columbia during Mizzou's Homecoming weekend..

On Oct. 17, police responded to four incidents where bullets hit either buildings or cars.

A shooting in February on McKee Street left three injured and killed 15-year-old Aubry Doxley, a student at battle high school, who was sleeping in her bed when she was hit by the gunfire. Two teenagers were detained and charged in the shooting.

For immediately available data for 2021:

  • 20 calls were made in November
  • Eight were made in December

ABC 17 News reached out to CPD and City Mayor Barbara Buffaloe to learn what is being done to curb the gun violence in the city, but have not yet heard back.

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Leila Mitchell

Leila is a Penn State graduate who started with KMIZ in March 2021. She studied journalism and criminal justice in college.


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