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      Update: Witnesses describe shooting as pure chaos

      Updated: Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m.:

      Police are searching for suspects involved in a shooting in Columbia.

      It happened around 7:30 Saturday evening at the Midwest Petroleum Gas Station on Business Loop 70 East.

      A 28-year old black man was shot in the upper arm.

      Witnesses told KRCG he was getting gas at the time of the shooting and scene became pure chaos.

      "It was a madhouse, the family was frantic," witness Cliff Crowder said.

      There were people all around, witness Nicholas Bonds said. It was a little bit confusing people were running around like crazy and stuff."

      Crowder was in the apartment building next door when he heard about a half a dozen gunshots.

      Crowder, a former EMT and veteran rushed to the victim to control the bleeding.

      "I took of my shirt and used it as a makeshift bandage and my friend Nick did the same," Crowder said.

      The victim was taken to University Hospital, he had a 2-year old child in his car when he was shot.

      In all, three cars were hit by what police believe was a drive by shooting.

      One of the cars had a 6-year old inside.

      Police said suspect details are sketchy but eyewitnesses reported seeing a dark colored sedan drive away.

      Original story:

      Police confirmed a shooting in Columbia Saturday night. It happened around 7:30 at the Midwest Petroleum gas station on Business Loop East.

      We now know a 28 year-old black man is the victim, he was shot in the upper arm and taken to University Hospital. He had a two year old child in his car when he was shot.

      I n all, three cars were were hit by what police believe was a drive by shooting. One of the cars had a six year- old inside. Police say suspect details are limited at this time but eyewitnesses reported seeing a dark colored sedan.

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