Columbia SC road closed in response to shooting

Police are responding to reports of an active shooter on Greystone Boulevard in Columbia.

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Multiple agencies were responding, but details were not immediately clear.

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Columbia police reported a large police presence at intersection of Stoneridge Drive & Greystone Boulevard shortly after noon. That’s near the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.

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As of 12:15 p.m., no injuries were reported, according to the sheriff’s department, which is assisting Columbia police’s investigation.

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There were reports of shots fired, the police said on Twitter, and no reported injuries at this time.

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Richland County sheriff’s deputies were on scene, but a spokesperson referred media to the Columbia Police Department. Columbia police have not responded to requests for additional information. Columbia Fire Department is also on scene.

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One ambulance was seen leaving the scene with lights and sirens on shortly after noon.

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Employees working at nearby hotels said they are seeing a heavy police presence with aircraft flying above, with activity taking place at the nearby 7-Eleven.

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People were being advised to avoid the area.

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This is a breaking news story, check back for updates

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This story was originally published July 18, 2023, 12:10 p.m.

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