16-year-old shot in vehicle in north Columbia

Sunday, December 21, 2008 | 4:36 p.m. CST; updated 4:44 p.m. CST, Sunday, December 21, 2008

COLUMBIA — A 16-year-old male suffered non-life threatening injuries after he was shot early Sunday morning in the 1400 block of Boone Industrial Boulevard, a Boone County Sheriff’s Department news release states.

The shooting occurred while the victim and several others were riding in a car. A person driving a second car then approached the victim's car and shot into it, the release states.

The young man arrived at a local hospital at about 1:35 a.m. He was the only one injured.

The investigation is ongoing, with no suspect yet identified. Anyone with information should contact CrimeStoppers on its Web site, or by phone at 875-8477, or the Sheriff’s Department at 875-1111.



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Charles Dudley Jr December 21, 2008 | 5:03 p.m.

First question the public should have on this is what was a 16 yr old kid doing out at that hour of night and in that part of town driving around?

Don't tell me he was looking for a late nighter at Taco Bell.

Drug deal gone sour? Robbery attempt gone bad?

What do this kid's parents think about all of this as well?

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Ray Shapiro December 21, 2008 | 5:51 p.m.

Any curfew should include minors driving around without an adult, after hours.
Violation of such a curfew should result in confiscation of the vehicle being driven.

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John Schultz December 21, 2008 | 7:16 p.m.

No Chuck, the first question the public should be asking is what beef the shooter had with the victim, followed by where he or she got the weapon.

And Ray, I hate to disappoint you, but the curfew that Laura Nauser is preparing to bring before the city council doesn't address 16 year olds to the best of my knowledge, I believe it is 15 and under.

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Ray Shapiro December 21, 2008 | 7:46 p.m.

John: Then I'll just sit back and watch 16 year olds take the bullets as the younger ones are mandated to bite the bullet.
(Details on the curfew can change.)

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Charles Dudley Jr December 22, 2008 | 3:08 a.m.

John Schultz I still stand by my post as guns are too easy to get on the street being we have this crime wave of break ins across our entire city with many reports of guns being stolen. The gun could have come from anywhere and that is just common sense.

I agree with ray the curfew needs to be implemented so all those even 16yrs old are included.

IMHO here which I already know alot will not like at all but if you are under 18 yrs old you really have no business out on the streets after 11pm unless you are at work.

These are hard times we live in and they are not looking to get any better anytime soon. Hard times mean hard means to rectify those issues.

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loren robinett February 10, 2009 | 1:07 p.m.

NO!!!Coty did not walk up to the car. If people are going to tell the story they need to get it right! Coty is like my cousin, that is NOT what happened.

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Nathan Oliver October 13, 2011 | 10:41 p.m.

curfews, pff. soo glad I grew up w/o all that BS. Yes, at that age I was usually out till five in the morning. Lots older now and still out till five in the morning. And really, confiscating a vehicle because a person is out after curfew? You people will not be happy until we are living in a police state will you? There will always be bad seeds either old or young. But punishing the many because of actions of the few?
Get a life people and live your own and quit trying to ruin others!!

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