COLUMBIA — Shots were fired from a vehicle's sunroof as it drove at 1:20 a.m. Friday as it drove through the intersection of Nifong Boulevard and Hermitage Road, according to a release from Latisha Stroer, Public Information Officer for the Columbia Police Department.
Officers responded to a report of shots fired and found multiple shell casings, but it is unknown if the shots were fired at an intended target or just into the air, the release stated. No injuries were reported.
The investigation is ongoing, though there is no further information about a suspect.
This is the first reported shooting since Police Chief Ken Burton started the department's proactive patrol on Feb. 20 to respond to an increase in crimes around the city.
Officers in the proactive patrol look for any suspicious activity, making them less reliant on calls made from the public. The patrols have led to 41 arrests, according to a previous Missourian report.