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Columbia Police respond to shots fired on LWC campus

Campus locked down for almost three hours. Intended victim has not contacted authorities. There were no reported injuries. Description of shooter full article. Columbia Police Department's Ofc. Jamie Cole continues investigation.
"At this time we have been able to determine the shooter is not a student at the campus and the incident could be a result of an attempted drug related transaction." - OFC. JOSH BROCKMAN.
Click on headline for full story, description of shooter from surveillance footage. Next earlier story, this thread: Brief lockdown at LWC on reports of gunshots in parking lot

By Ofc. Josh Brockman
Columbia Police Department, Chief, Jason Cross

On 11-18-2016 Columbia Police Department Officers received a call from Adair County 911 of reported gunshots on the campus of Lindsey Wilson.

Officers met with LWC Public Safety and Dean of Students Chris Schmidt and began to interview witnesses and watch surveillance footage. Officers where able to observe that a gray 4 door car of unknown make pulled into the Horton Hall parking lot at approximately 5:24pmCT.

And at approximately 5:37pmCT a male walked up to the window of vehicle and began to talk with occupants.

A few minutes later, the surveillance footage reveals, a male described as a black male, 160 lbs, 6 ft in height take off running as a black male described as 6 ft in height 160 to 170 lbs wearing a red pullover exited the vehicle and fired 4 rounds at victim. Officers were able to recover the shell casings of 4 fired shots from a 9mm firearm.

The staff at LWC already had immediately notified its students of incident and had all students to stay inside on lockdown.

Officers and Public Safety was able to determine that the shooter had left campus and lifted the lock down at 8:18pmCT however there was a heavy police presence on campus till around 2 am as police and staff searched campus and interviewed witnesses.

Columbia Police Department is continuing the investigation and tracking down all leads.

At this time we have been able to determine the shooter is not a student at the campus and the incident could be a result of an attempted drug related transaction.

The victim has not contacted authorities as of this press release and there are no reported injuries at this time.

The investigation is being headed by CPD Ofc Jamie Cole, who was assisted on scene by additional Columbia Police officers, deputies with the Adair County Sheriff's office and LWC officials.

The department will release more on incident

This story was posted on 2016-11-19 03:46:23
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