Surveillance pictures of a vehicle wanted in connection to a weekend shooting have been released by the Columbia Police Department.
A light colored Kia Rio, possibly a 2003-2005 model with missing hubcaps on the passenger’s side and stock hubcaps on the driver’s side, is believed to be the vehicle from which a male suspect was seen shooting from on March 3, 2018.
There is a breast cancer awareness sticker on the rear trunk of the passenger’s side of the car and a visible dent on the vehicle’s rear quarter panel.
Investigators also suspect that at least two children were in the car at the time of the shooting. No additional injuries from the incident have been reported.
The incident occurred shortly after 1:00 p.m. on March 3, 2018 at North Pointe Estates located at 100 Ripplemeyer Avenue, off West Beltline Blvd.
A 25-year-old woman was stuck in the upper body by a stray bullet. The victim was treated and released at a local hospital for a non-life threatening injury.
Columbia Police’s initial investigation indicates that a male and female were arguing outside of the apartment building before the shooting happened. It is not believed that the victim has any association with the couple.
If you have any information about the crime or the vehicle, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at (888) 274-6372; text information to CRIMES (274637), beginning the message with TIPSC followed by the tip information; or online at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com