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Shots fired at Ninth and Elm, suspect heads toward campus

A 1:02 a.m. MU Alert post: “Witnesses were able to provide a license plate number to police. No description of the individual is available at this time.”

Columbia Police Department is investigating the report of a fight at Campus Bar and Grill in the early hours of the morning on Jan. 23 on the corner of Ninth and Elm Streets. Witnesses said someone fired a gun into the air, got into a car and drove south toward campus, according to MU Alert.

MU Police Department first received the report, but Maj. Brian Weimer said the incident was not under MUPD jurisdiction because it did not occur on campus.

He gave no further comment, saying that anyone looking for information on the situation should go to the MU Alert website. MU spokesman Christian Basi agreed and said that MU Alert would provide updates as more information became available.

Students were alerted via email at 12:30 a.m. that shots were fired near campus. A 12:39 a.m. post on the MU Alert website gave the preliminary report of the incident, and a 1:02 a.m. post described it in further detail.

“Witnesses were able to provide a license plate number to police,” the second post said. “No description of the individual is available at this time.”

STRIPES temporarily delayed its activity and its cars returned to headquarters in the wake of the incident.

Follow The Maneater for updates. Edited by Hailey Stolze.

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