One injured after shooting in Cole County
Updated On: May 22 2013 10:43:01 PM CDT
A gunman is on the run in Cole County, after a man was shot in the arm just before midnight. It happened in the 1600 block of Starlite Drive just outside of Jefferson City.
“Deputies were dispatched and they found that one person had been the victim of a single gunshot wound,” said Cole County Sheriff Greg White.
The man was shot in the arm and the bullet pierced through his bones, finally hitting his torso. While he's going to be alright, investigators said he's not cooperating.
“Sometimes it's a snitching issue, and I think more often than not if someone was involved in criminal behavior they are reluctant to incriminate themselves,” said White.
It is not clear where the victim lived, but deputies found a lot of drugs in this house.
“We found a little over a pound of marijuana, we found some synthetic marijuana, a bag with some alleged powder cocaine in it, some pharmaceuticals and some steroids,” said White.
Investigators also found two guns, one that was stolen. They also found enough evidence to show someone was dealing drugs.
”Talking over a pound so certainly it was for distribution,” said White.
White said deputies monitor the part of the county a lot in the summer. Deputies will stay in the area unless they are dispatched somewhere else.
As of Wednesday night, the victim was at University Hospital.
While the gunman is still on the run, investigators said this was a targeted crime, so the public should not worry.
Copyright © 2013 KMIZ - The Networks of Mid-Missouri. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Flat tire caused 4-fatality crash near Lake of the Ozarks
Farmer's market food regulations similar to restaurants, grocery stores
Breaking down Amendment 7, proposed sales tax increase for road improvements
Man posing as animal control officer tries to enter Columbia home
Road project addresses traffic congestion in Jefferson City
Columbia hospital breaks ground on new expansion
California man killed in Tuesday crash
Columbia Police department buys body cameras for all officers