Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers are investigating an overnight fatal shooting at an apartment complex.
Officers were dispatched to 810 Pulaski Street (Greene Crossing Apartments) shortly before 2:00 a.m. for a reported shooting. This is a complex that includes a college student population. When officers arrived, they saw multiple people running and driving away from the scene. Officers were able to interview several people who were leaving the area.
Additional officers went into the apartment building and found five shooting victims; a 22-year-old male, a 20-year-old female, a 19-year-old male and two 16-year-old males.
Officers rendered medical aid to the victims and spoke with several of the victims to determine what happened. All of the victims were taken to a local hospital; the 20-year-old female was pronounced deceased. Two of the victims were treated and released.
Preliminary information suggests that the victims were at a party inside the apartment when an argument started and multiple people began shooting.
Aside from speaking with potential witnesses, officers collected evidence at the scene, and are working to determine if surveillance video can aid the ongoing investigation.
The Richland County Coroner’s Office is aiding the investigation.
Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook encourages citizens with information about the incident to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways:
CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.
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