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No arrests yet in three shootings over two days in north Columbia


Columbia police have made no arrests in connection with three separate shootings over two days this week.

A Columbia Police Department spokesman was not immediately available Thursday morning for comment.

The three shootings happened within about 24 hours of each other.

Columbia police on Tuesday responded to shootings outside a north Columbia strip mall and at the Links apartment located on Clark Lane. On Wednesday, at least 10 Columbia police department officers responded to another shooting outside of a north Columbia gas station. Three people were injured in that shooting.

All three shootings occurred within a few miles of each other. However, a spokesperson for CPD said police are not sure if the three shootings are related.

As of Wednesday evening, police said they did not have suspect information regarding any of the three shootings.

In October 2022, the city began accepting applications for violence reduction programs that could help put an end to the amount of violence seen in Columbia. This comes after the city received $25.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds in 2021.

The city has entered its phase of reviewing the letters of intent, or applications that will ultimately decide which program is fixed. Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services spokesman Ryan Sheehan said the decision process involves multiple steps.

"They'll be reviewed by a scoring committee and if they are above average, they will be contacted, and then these full applications will be reviewed by the mayor appoint committee and then presented to council for final funding," he said.

The city will then enter into contracts with the selected applicants. The city is no longer accepting applications.

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