COLUMBIA — Two 18-year-old men and a 29-year-old man were wounded during shootings in northeast Columbia Tuesday night.
At 9:43 p.m., Columbia police received calls of shots fired in the areas of Greenridge and Skyview roads. The police also received calls of shots fired in the area of Woodland Drive and Blue Ridge Road.
When the officers arrived at Woodland Drive and Blue Ridge Road, two 18-year-old men who were wounded approached them.
One of them had been shot in the hand. He received medical treatment at the scene but was not transported to the hospital. The other was shot in the leg and transported by an ambulance to the University Hospital Emergency Room.
The police later received information that a third victim had been transported to the Boone Hospital Emergency Room by a private car. The victim is a 29-year-old man who had a gunshot wound on his forearm and hand.
Also struck by gunfire were two residences on Blue Ridge Road and Leeway Drive, as well as two vehicles on Greenridge Road.
Investigators were called to four different crime scenes. According to Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer, people in two separate vehicles were shooting at each other starting at the intersection of Greenridge and Skyview roads. People in the vehicles continued to shoot at each other as they drove north. Officers found a large amount of shell casings in the area of Greenridge Road, Skyview Road, Blue Ridge Road and Leeway Drive.
Police didn't have information about the suspects.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (573)875-TIPS to remain anonymous.
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