Shots fired at a moving vehicle on Allen Street hit a residential day care several times Wednesday afternoon, Columbia police Sgt. Ken Hammond said in a news release.
Police said there were children in the backyard of the day care at the time of the shooting. Officers responding to the incident at 4:25 p.m. located numerous shell casings and discovered that the day care on the corner of Allen Street and Lasalle Place had been hit.
The shots were fired from a handgun at a vehicle traveling east on Allen by a group at the corner of LaSalle Place, according to the release.
Police said witnesses described the gunman as a 6-foot male in his late teens to early 20s. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and beige pants with blue under shorts.