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Madison Street in Columbia was closed by Columbia police Thursday night after a person fired shots.

According to Columbia police spokesman Brian McNeill, shots were fired at 7:15 p.m.

McNeill said a suspect is not in custody but stressed there is no danger to the public.

A victim with gunshot wounds was taken to an area hospital, McNeill said. Information on the victim and the status of his injuries was not given.

Boone County Joint Communications issued an alert at 7:25 p.m. reporting a “police incident” in the area of ​​Madison Street and West Sexton Road and advised residents to “avoid the area if possible.”

Crime scene tape was posted around a home in the area and across the street. At least 10 Columbia Police Department patrol cars were spotted.

Neighbors told an ABC 17 News reporter they heard three “bangs.” Neighbors also said they heard two people arguing before the bangs.

At 8:50 p.m. a forensic vehicle arrived.

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