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UPDATE: Arrest made in Blind Boone shooting

Friday, July 22, 2011 | 2:52 p.m. CDT; updated 11:01 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 24, 2011

COLUMBIA — An arrest has been made in connection with the Tuesday shooting in front of the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center

A 15-year-old male has been arrested for one count of unlawful use of a weapon after shots were fired wounding a 16-year-old male. This was the only injury, Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said.

The shooting occurred after a physical disturbance occurred between Ladame Smith, 17, and the 15-year-old suspect, Stroer said. The 16-year-old victim was near Smith and was shot once in the hip, Stroer said.

Police attempted to interview the victim but he refused to cooperate, according to a press release.

The reason for the shooting is suspected to be gang related, Stroer said.


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