Shooting leaves man with gunshot wound to neck

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | 1:34 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning in the 800 block of Washington, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

The news release stated that a 19-year-old man was walking on Washington when a dark-colored vehicle with its headlights off drove past him.

According to the release, shots were fired from the vehicle, leaving the man with a gunshot wound to the neck. It is unknown how many shots were fired, according to the release.

The release stated that at about 12:20 a.m., officers were called to the area of Fifth and Rogers streets where they located the injured man. He was then transported to a hospital, according to the release.

His condition is unavailable, Columbia Police spokeswoman Jill Wieneke said.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, and other suspect information is not available at this time, the release stated.

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Dan Meler January 13, 2011 | 5:43 p.m.
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