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UPDATE: No arrests made in shooting near Creasy Springs

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | 5:46 p.m. CDT; updated 10:34 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 14, 2010

COLUMBIA — A man who was shot three times after an argument Tuesday afternoon was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, Columbia police said.

Police identified the victim of the shooting near Creasy Springs Road as Eric K. Lambert, 22, of Columbia. No arrests had been made.

According to a previous Missourian article, the incident began with an argument near 1706 Parkside Drive, where Lambert and the gunman were with a group of other men. Police said they believe Lambert had some type of argument with the suspect and that the victim and gunman know each other. Police also said they believe that Lambert and the gunman purposefully met at the Parkside Drive residence, but there was no evidence suggesting that either of the men live there.

Around 5:20 p.m., police were called to the area after reports of shots fired. Callers said a man was running from the area screaming for help. 

Lambert fled east from the scene of the shooting and ran between two houses toward the location where he collapsed. A passerby found Lambert on Creasy Springs Road with three gunshot wounds on his arm, hip and back. 

Lambert refused to speak to investigators about the shooting.

No motive has been determined for the incident, but investigators were looking into details about the events that led up to the shooting.

A silver vehicle that left the scene of the shooting was found by the Missouri State Highway Patrol near Rocheport and was impounded by police.

Search warrants were obtained for the vehicle and the victim's vehicle.

No arrests had been made, and police had no information about possible suspects.


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