COLUMBIA — Columbia Police are investigating a series of disturbances that occurred on Bryant Street on Monday night, including a shooting, an assault and vehicular vandalism.
According to a news release from the police department, at 7:25 p.m., officers were called to a large disturbance in the 300 block of Bryant Street. When the officers arrived, they observed a large number of people running around and yelling.
According to the news release, evidence at the scene suggests that at least one shot was fired, but witnesses said that several shots were fired.
One shell casing was found in the 300 block of Bryant Street and an unspent casing was found further down the street, police said. No victims or damaged property were found. No suspects have been identified, and no arrests have been made.
While officers were investigating the shooting, they received a report of an assault in the 300 block of Bryant. According to the report, police said this report is unrelated, and little information about the assault is known. No suspects have been identified, and no arrests have been made.
While officers were investigating the assault, they were dispatched at 8:10 p.m. to a vandalism that occurred at 318 Bryant St. Several unidentified females began destroying a silver vehicle parked on Bryant Street. The vehicle's owner is unaware of why someone would have destroyed her car. Suspects have not been identified, and no arrests have been made.
These investigations are ongoing.