COLUMBIA, Mo. — Two men were transported to a hospital in Columbia, Mo., Friday afternoon with life-threatening injuries, a KOMU reporter tweeted.
According to Mackenzie Huck, who is on the scene, there is a large police presence at Copper Beech Townhomes along Old- 63-Highway, approximately two miles from the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.
A resident told the KOMU reporter that his girlfriend heard “five or so shots.”
Mizzou sent an emergency alert to students at 12:52 p.m. to warn students that were reports of shots fired in the area of that complex. They sent another alert at 1:22 p.m. to say that the incident is being investigated and there is no apparent threat to the campus.
Copper Beech Townhomes is known to house Mizzou students, but the shooting did not injure any students:
All available information is that both shooting victims, who are being treated at a local hospital, are not MU Students.
— MU Alert (@MUalert) September 29, 2017
Fox 4 will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.