No arrests made after shooting at Columbiana Mall
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - Columbia Police Department, along with other law enforcement officials in the Midlands, are searching for three suspects in connection with a shooting that occurred at the Columbia Mall Saturday night.
The three suspects got into an altercation inside the mall and in that time, two of those suspects fired shots, according to Columbia Police chief Skip Holbrook during a press conference. No injuries were reported, however.
A heavy police presence surrounded the mall in the Harbison area where police helped people hiding in the mall and some area businesses. Police said the number one priority was to get those people out safely.
Chief Holbrook said the shooters are described as two black males between 20-25 years old. They are both 5'10" and both weigh around 150 pounds.
One of the suspects was seen wearing an acid washed jeans, a jacket and red t-shirt.
The Harbison exit remains blocked off as authorities continue to search for the suspects.
A SLED helicopter is also on scene aiding in search efforts.
Holbrook reiterated this was an isolated incident and not an active shooter.
Holbrook also said there is no description of any get away vehicle.
Holbrook added that they will review the surveillance footage, but don't know if the incident was captured.