The Columbia police department announced that one male was injured in a shooting incident this afternoon on Greene Street in Five Points, according to the department’s Twitter account. The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Police are still investigating video surveillance of the area.
Property damage was found on the scene, according to police. WIS reported that police were called around 4:20 p.m. near the Starbucks and Pita Pit near Harden and Greene streets.
Blood is on the sidewalk outside of Five Points restaurant. One witness reported their car was hit by two bullets fired by a person who was chasing another person.
Rachel Ponder was in town from Long Beach, California, with her wife visiting a cousin. She was walking to her car and bullets flew past her into her vehicle, she told The State.
“I’m happy we weren’t a minute earlier,” said Ponder. “It would have been a bad family week.”
The bullet went in one door and out the other door of Ponder’s car, which she borrowed from her grandmother.
Witnesses said they heard between eight and 20 shots fired.
This is a breaking news story that will be updated.