Shooting Incident 02-23-19
On 2/23/19 at approximately 12:33 a.m. an Officer from a neighboring jurisdiction stopped a vehicle on Rt. 30 just outside of Columbia and discovered a shooting victim inside the car. The victim, an 18-year-old Columbia resident, sustained an apparent gunshot wound to the hand. Immediately, officers performed first aid and requested an ambulance. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injury and released. The injury was not life threatening and the victim is expected to make a full recovery. During the investigation, Columbia Borough Police officers received information that the incident occurred in the area of Third and Chestnut St. in Columbia. It was reported that a group approached the victim and his companion while walking North on Third St. in the area of Chestnut St. at which time a shot was fired striking the victim. Neither the victim nor the witness provided suspect descriptions. The Columbia Borough Police Department is seeking assistance from the Community with this investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Officer Bryan Keyser at 717/684-7735.