COLUMBIA — Police investigated a report of shots fired early Thursday afternoon. The report indicated a residence in the 500 block of W. Ash Street might have been hit.
The Columbia Police Department received two calls just after noon Thursday. One caller reported shots had struck a house in the 500 block of W. Ash Street. The other caller reported a car that had been stuck by shots fired in the 500 block of Hickman Avenue. The location of the vehicle at the time it was reportedly shot is unknown.
Officers found bullet holes in the side of the residence on Ash, but no one was injured. Three nine-millimeter shell casings were found at the scene.
A red car, the same as one reported in connection with two shootings earlier this week, was reportedly involved, along with a blue SUV.
Thursday's shooting is "definitely related" to the earlier shootings, said Jessie Haden, Columbia Police Department Public Information Officer.
According to Lt. Tim Moriarity, some of the same names seem to keep coming up.