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Columbia shooting suspect not found after search at apartment complex

Columbia police said a man barricaded himself in an apartment Wednesday night.


A Columbia shooting suspect remains at large after a search at an apartment complex in east Columbia Wednesday night.

Police initially believed a man involved in a shooting Wednesday afternoon may have been barricaded in an apartment at The Links on Clark Lane.

At least five patrol cars responded to the scene along with a SWAT vehicle. Officers also put up crime scene tape around a building. Police said the search started around 7 p.m. An officer at the scene said after 9:30 p.m. that the man ended up not being inside of the apartment.

Investigators were searching for the man they believe was involved in a shooting on Old 63 North that left another man in critical condition. CPD spokesman Christian Tabak told ABC 17 News that the department's investigation gave them reason to believe the suspect was at the apartment.

The shooting happened in the 900 block of Old 63 North just before noon. Police said officers found a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

A witness told ABC 17 News the shooting started when two vehicles stopped on the road next to each other and the drivers began yelling at each other before pulling out guns and shooting at each other.

Police said Wednesday afternoon that it was unknown if the two men knew each other.

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Katie Greathouse

Katie Greathouse is the assistant news director for ABC 17 News.


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