Sunday, September 11, 2016

Columbia Police give info on shooting

From a press release provided by the Columbia Borough Police Department:

On 9-11-16 at approximately 0303 hours, Columbia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Locust Street in Columbia for a report of shots being fired.  Upon arrival, responding officers learned that a large fight occurred in the area involving patrons of the Venues nightclub, which is located at 237 Locust Street.  Witnesses reported multiple shots being fired.  Officers from multiple jurisdictions responded to assist.  No shooting victims were located at the scene.

As Police were conducting their investigation, information was obtained that two shooting victims were being treated at area hospitals for gunshot wounds suffered as the result of the fight that occurred in the 200 block of Locust Street in Columbia.  The shooting victims are receiving treatment at this time.  No information concerning their respective identities or conditions will be released at this time.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this shooting to contact the Columbia Police at 717-684-7735.   

14 comments:

  1. Hope they catch the responsible party and bring them to justice. Also investigate the club. If any illegal activities are going on. bust them and close them down. Columbia does not need this kind of business.

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  2. Once again, LNP is quick to jump on this story but ignores the fiasco at the school district.

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    1. "There are two sayings that are familiar in every news room across the country: 1) sex sells; 2) if it bleeds it leads." - Armstrong Williams

      And how curious that Mr. Williams made the news on #1 (above) a little over a month ago: "Armstrong Williams, Ex-Adviser to Ben Carson, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment" is the title of this New York Times article on July 13, 2016.

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    2. Right, but little was verifiable with the school incident. A press release was given about the shooting incident, but not for the school incident. With juveniles involved it's touchy to print much.

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  3. What are all those people doing in the establishment at 3 AM? There is a speak easy in there. They have been seen carrying a large amount of alcohol in the rear of the building. LCB needs to raid this place.

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    1. Maybe that's the next step report the address to LCB.

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  4. Why such a long response time to the incident that is half block away from the station? Witness of all the chaos states that the stampede came out of Venues, and proceeded to run back in, and then out again. Jump in their cars and leave the scene. But no police within that five minutes of catching the perps. Cameras should have caught all the commotion and possible shooters.

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    1. Good point there are cameras at each end of that block.

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    2. The response time is ridiculous because your police station closes at 5 pm. What a great town to live in.....smh

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  5. Go to borough council meeting tomorrow night and tell them to oust Venues ASAP!!!!!

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    1. Yes, attend the meeting tonight and why can't borough officials call LCB and report this place?

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  6. I am sure that most of the people who are in that club do not live in Columbia time to shut that place down and get them out of are town ASP.

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  7. Don't think the CAMERAS WORK!
    Thanks Norm and Leo.

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  8. Lutz protect me and I'll give my name.
    Though you know who it is!!!
    OZZIE

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