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UPDATE: Police confirm shooting at Copper Beech townhomes, 2 men shot with life threatening injuries

Shooting at Copper Beech Townhomes

COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE 2:17 pm: Columbia police said the investigation revealed the shooting took place in the parking lot of Cooper Beech Townhomes. 

Police said the Forensic Unit is on scene collecting evidence and detectives are interviewing witnesses.

Both of the victims have been transferred to a local hospital, officers said.

Police said right now they do not have any suspect information or identities of the victims.

UPDATE 1:53 pm: ABC17 crews talked with witnesses who say one of the two victims was shot in the leg. 

UPDATE 1:42 pm: MU Alert states, "It does not appear that any of the shooting victims are MU students. As soon as this is confirmed MU Alert will be updated."

UPDATE 1:31 pm: Police have confirmed that two men were shot with life threatening injuries.

Police believe two cars were firing at one another.

Officers found shell casings near Copper Beech townhomes.

ORIGINAL STORY: MU Alert sent out a warning just before 1 p.m. on Friday stating there is a possible shots fired situation in the 3300 block of Old Highway 63 S. 

According to the public dispatch, there is a medical response listed at the location.

ABC17 have crews on scene who scene multiple police vehicles and crime scene tape surrounding the area.

Stay with this story for updated information.


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