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Two minors hurt in south Columbia shooting

Police return to shooting area
Police return Thursday, April 8, 2021, to a neighborhood where a shooting took place the night before on Juniper Drive.
Juniper Drive shooting scene
Police return Thursday, April 8, 2021, to a neighborhood where a shooting took place the night before on Juniper Drive.


Police say two juveniles were shot in south Columbia late Wednesday.

The Columbia Police Department was originally called to the 1800 block of Juniper Drive around 11:15 p.m., after receiving reports of shots fired in the area.

Once officers arrived at the scene, they found two victims, both with gunshot wounds. Police later said in a news release that the victims were juveniles and they were found inside a home. No other injuries were reported, police said.

Police shut down Rock Quarry Road and Juniper Drive while they investigated. Rock Quarry reopened to traffic shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday. Part of Juniper Drive was still blocked off.

A witness at the scene told ABC 17 News crews said he heard multiple gunshots from what he thought were two guns.

Sgt. Kim German with CPD said at the scene that the department had limited suspect information and a vague vehicle description.

German said both victims were in stable condition. She did not have any information regarding the extent of the injuries.

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1 Comment

  1. Juniper Circle used to be nice student housing. Is it all Section 8 now? This is not the first shooting in this neighborhood.

    The call was at 11:12 pm. Dispatcher: Shots fired; one victim confirmed. Report of 12-year-old shot. Cops were probably having flashbacks to the Volunteer Drive shooting where the 11-year-old died in their arms.

    Report of people running behind houses.

    Further information, second patient age 16-17 shot in the arm. Police arrive and say to bring medics in on arrival. Both victims were upstairs in the rented unit.

    Chief Jones, One Adam One call sign, was responding to the area and spotted a suspicious vehicle. Other officers made a traffic stop for this vehicle– what did they find? Out of town car occupied by five – related to shooting? Chief Jones then went to the hospital where the victims were being transported. You don’t become Police Chief on account of your good looks.

    Finally, after much delay, President* Harris-Biden is going to sign the executive orders her/his handlers put in front of them today that will instantly prevent shooting like this from white supremacist NRA member domestic terrorists from ever happening again. Harris has been pretty quiet ever since the Big Guy put her in charge of the border disaster. What’s wrong? Too many kids in cages – bad optics?

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