COLUMBIA — Police had little to say Monday morning about their investigation of a fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in northeast Columbia overnight.
Columbia Police Capt. Stephen Monticelli said he was not able to discuss any potential leads and would not say if the person suspected of fatally shooting Ronald Cornell Brown was still at large.
At about 12:40 a.m., police found Brown with a gunshot wound to the upper leg in the side parking lot of Ballenger Liquor and C Store after receiving multiple reports of shots fired from nearby residents, Monticelli said.
Brown was then transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Monticelli said he didn't know where Brown lived.
Monticelli said that investigators found bullet casings at the scene of the shooting, but the caliber of the weapon had not yet been determined.
As of 9:25 a.m., investigators were still collecting evidence from the scene, and Monticelli would not say whether any suspects had been arrested in connection with the shooting.
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