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Shots fired near Sanford and Worley

Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 4:15 p.m. CDT
Sgt. Lloyd Simons, left, officer Robert Fox and officer Vance Pittman investigate gunshot holes in a car Thursday afternoon on Sanford Avenue. The officers were responding to a report of shots fired in the area.

COLUMBIA — Shots were fired at about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Worley Street and Sanford Avenue, Columbia Police Department Sgt. Lloyd Simons said.

Simons said witnesses heard a couple of shots fired and then called police. Witnesses told police they saw a person running from the scene and a man driving a gold car away from the area, Simons said.

Simons said police were assuming the person running away was the target of the shots fired. There was evidence of bullets found in a another car parked near two houses on Sanford Avenue.

No injuries have been reported. Simons said there was no evidence of injury at the scene. Police did not know the nature of the shooting or the motivations behind it.


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