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UPDATE: Two arrested, one sought in afternoon shooting

Friday, January 15, 2010 | 7:54 p.m. CST; updated 11:46 a.m. CST, Saturday, January 16, 2010

*CORRECTION: The shooting occurred in the 100 block of East Worley Street. An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the location.

COLUMBIA — Police arrested two men in connection with a Friday afternoon shooting, and investigators are still seeking the man they believe is the shooter.

An 18-year-old man was walking in the 100 block of East Worley Street* at about 1:30 p.m. Friday when an acquaintance confronted him, police said in a news release. When the man continued walking, the acquaintance confronted him again with two others, and one of the three men shot him in the upper torso with a large-caliber handgun, police said.

Other acquaintances of the man drove him to University Hospital with injuries that aren't life-threatening, police said.

Douglass High School, Hickman High School, Jefferson Junior High School and Ridgeway Elementary were all locked down Friday afternoon while police searched the area for the shooter.

The victim told police who his assailants were, and police said the shooting was part of an ongoing dispute.

Michael L. Anderson and She’aun D. Prince, both 18-year-old Columbia residents, were arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault.

Police said they would not release the name of the man still at large, but did say he fired the gun.

Police encourage anyone with information on the shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 875-TIPS. Callers who provide information leading to an arrest could be eligible for a reward.


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marvin saunders January 16, 2010 | 3:30 a.m.

Man columbia is getting to be like living in the wild,wild west.Won't be long before we have a major shoot-out with gangs,police,& neighors.What a fun place to live in.Mayor your quint little town is now the wild,wild west.Keep on investing in parks(good place for a shoot-out)& bike lanes.Don't worry about helping the police department.What a jerk

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