At least half a dozen police departments responded to an incident on the 200 block of Locust Street at about 3 a.m. today. Officers scrutinized the exterior of surrounding buildings and sidewalks and set up yellow numbered incident markers in the street in front of the Columbia Water Company building. What appeared to be a baseball cap was observed lying in the street near the markers.
A resident of Third and Locust Streets told the Spy that he heard five to six "pops" this morning sometime between two and three o'clock. He also reported hearing a group of women shouting around that time. An officer informed the Spy that a shooting occurred.
Fire police detoured traffic away from the entire block, which was lined with police tape. Police also established an inner perimeter near the center of the block.
More information will follow as it becomes available.