Police respond to 2 incidents of shots fired Tuesday night and Wednesday morning

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 10:03 a.m. CDT; updated 11:39 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 30, 2012

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at two locations in Columbia on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The first incident occurred Tuesday at 10:18 p.m. at Optimist Park on the corner of Forest Avenue and Grand Avenue.

When police arrived at the scene, there was a vehicle that had been struck by bullets several times. The vehicle was occupied, but the person inside was not injured.

Witnesses reported seeing two men running from the scene, but it is not known if they are suspects, Public Information Officer Stephanie Drouin said.

The second incident of shots fired occurred at Creasy Springs Road and the Bear Creek Trail Wednesday at 3:18 a.m. 

Shell casings were recovered at both scenes. There were no injuries, and there is no suspect information for either incident.

It is currently unknown whether the two incidents are related.

Supervising editor is Ann Elise Taylor.

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