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Columbia teen shot, police continue to investigate

Authorities responded to a shooting on Ballenger Lane near Arena Liquor. (Kyreon Lee/KRCG 13)

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg near Ballenger Lane and Rice Road in Columbia Tuesday morning.

According to Columbia police, the incident occurred on Ballenger Lane near Arena Liquor at about 11:00 a.m. Emergency medical responders were also on scene.

Police confirmed a 16-year-old was shot once in the leg at the intersection of Ballenger Lane and Rice Road. Authorities said the injury is non-life threatening. The victim was located in a residence in the 4600 block of Rice Road. Officers provided first aid until emergency medical services arrived and transported him to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are not releasing any more information at this time as they continue to gather witness statements.

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