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Shots fired in 500 block of W. Ash Street

Thursday, July 1, 2010 | 1:42 p.m. CDT; updated 8:27 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 2, 2010
Officer Kevin Purdy examines a bullet hole on a house in the 500 block of W. Ash Street on Thursday. Three bullet casings were found at the scene.

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. 


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paula p July 1, 2010 | 2:27 p.m.
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Russell Perkins July 1, 2010 | 2:50 p.m.

Again?!? And no cop is around? In arguably one of the worst parts of town?

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Mark Poepsel July 1, 2010 | 6:16 p.m.

How are police supposed to be everywhere at all times? The nearest police offc. was probably within a couple of minutes...because police are always within a mile or so of central city given their usual patrols.

Where would you have them camp out waiting for shootings given the map of where they have happened?

Another question I have is if there's any truth to what has been reported on local TV that there are two families involved.

If that's the case, there might be a case for a stakeout, but I wouldn't grant you that police should or even could be in all of the "worst parts of town" at all times.

Just in that area - Worley, West, Broadway, Prov. there are about 45-50 intersections. Are there even 100 police in CoMO?

If you put two to a car, that would put everyone on the force in that square.

I don't know if that makes much sense.

Obviously it bugs me when people expect the impossible.

Do you even know what their response time was to this call?

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