UPDATE: 3 injured in Five Points shooting just as bars closed early Sunday


Columbia police are investigating a shooting in Five Points early Sunday that injured multiple people.

The shooting incident occurred at Harden & Greene Streets around 2 a.m. Saturday when bars in the area were closing. Police are collecting evidence from the scene. Three men in their early 20s were injured in the shooting and are currently being treated at a local hospital. Their exact condition is unknown.

Police tweeted: “We are investigating a shooting in Five Points. Multiple people injured. There is limited information at this time. Keep monitoring Twitter for updates. We will post new info ASAP. Call 1-888-CRIME-SC with info on [the] incident.”

Chief says conditions of the three victims, all men in their early 20’s, are unknown. No arrests have been made yet, no weapons recovered but officers have collected evidence like shell casings @wis10

— Ashleigh Holland (@AshleighHNews) March 18, 2018

The shooting happened near where earlier Saturday, thousands of people were celebrating St. Pat’s in Five Points festivities.

Police are working to determine a motive for this shooting. No arrests have been made and CPD is reviewing surveillance video from the area to identify a suspect.

PEOPLE SHOT IN 5 POINTS https://t.co/fEngOSqD8o

— DrinkingTicket® (@DrinkingTicket) March 18, 2018

CPD Chief Skip Holbrook asks that anyone who may have video from the area to let police know.

Police have also blocked off Greene & Harden, Pavilion Greene & Harden & College as they investigate the shooting.

If you have any information on this shooting, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Check back for more updates.

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