Man shot outside Midwest Sports Academy

Saturday, November 6, 2010 | 6:33 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — An 18-year-old man is OK after he was shot outside a party north of Columbia early Saturday morning.

The man was shot in the parking lot of Midwest Sports Academy, 1425 Boone Industrial Blvd., around 3:10 a.m., according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

According to the release, there was a large party Saturday night at the academy, where multiple firearms were fired and struck at least one vehicle.

The victim was taken to a local hospital by a private vehicle. He was later released.

The sheriff's department is also investigating someone who left the scene of an accident from the same parking lot around the time as the shooting.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 875-TIPS or the sheriff's department at 875-1111.

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