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Juvenile male shot in central Columbia

One shot in north Columbia
One shot in north Columbia

*Editor's note: The story has been updated to reflect that the shooting happened in central Columbia.


Police have confirmed that a juvenile male has been shot in central Columbia Saturday evening.

Columbia Police was dispatched to the area of the 900 block of 8th Street in reference to a report of a subject who had been shot.

Police say the juvenile that was shot has non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital by EMS.

No suspect information is available at this time.

This investigation is ongoing. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

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  1. This shooting happened just down the street from Columbia College. From the police scanner:

    Dispatcher: Two alert tones: “Boone County…Shots fired with victim 9XX North Eighth Street. …We have one victim shot in the leg. He was in the roadway.”

    EMS Computer Dispatcher: “Medic 151, EMS response, unstable scene…

    EMS Dispatcher: ”You are responding for an unstable scene. There is going to be a gunshot victim, black male, aged 20 to 30…stage on arrival.” A fire truck was dispatched also.

    A 911 caller reported that it was a drive by shooting. At least it wasn’t downtown.

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