On 08-14-2021 at 7:08 p.m., Columbia Borough Police were dispatched to a shooting at 410 Locust St. Officers located Hailey Jean Brown (20) lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to her left hip. Her boyfriend, Alexander Lewis Heaps (26), was also present. Officers administered first aid until EMS arrived to treat Ms. Brown and she was transported to Lancaster General Hospital. Alexander Heaps admitted to mishandling his legally purchased semi automatic handgun and accidentally shooting Brown. Heaps was taken into custody and charged with Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering another Person. Police recovered the gun, a 9mm Smith and Wesson. Brown underwent emergency surgery and is in stable condition.