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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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