Shots fired in south Columbia after men rummage through victim's car

Shots are fired at a man when he encounters men rummaging through his vehicle on Columbia’s south side.

Police were called to the area of Bethel Street and Nikki Way around 5 a.m. this morning.  The victim told police he spotted the men going through his car and when he confronted them, they left in a gray or silver-colored SUV.  The victim reports the men fired shots at him as they drove away.

The victim wasn’t injured but his car suffered damage from gunshots.

He told police there were possibly four men, although he could only provide a description of two.  He says both were white males.  One was thin, standing around 5’9”. 

If you have information that could help this investigation, you’re asked to call the Columbia PD or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.