Reported via Facebook on July 20th:

NEWS RELEASE: Police investigating nonfatal shooting in Columbia

Howard County police are investigating a nonfatal shooting that occurred in Columbia this afternoon.

Police were called to the 12000 block of Little Patuxent Parkway at approximately 1:28 p.m. for a report that a subject had been shot. Officers arrived at the scene and located a 21-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries.

Through preliminary investigation, police believe the shooting occurred nearby outside the 12000 block of Green Meadow Drive. A suspect was not immediately located.

Officers remain in the neighborhood and are continuing their search. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who was in the area and may have seen or heard anything, or otherwise has information is encouraged to contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

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Wow…if you have any information on this please contact HCPD ASAP.

Is it just me or does the daily crime log fell like it is getting worse and worse around Columbia and Howard County?

While Columbia continues to grow at a SIGNIFICANT rate…so does the crime…and the type of crime…what should our elected officials be doing to keep our community safe? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Scott E