The are multiple sources reporting of a shooting in the area of Sea Shadow in Kings Contrivance village in Columbia.

Councilwoman Christiana Mercer Rigby posted the following on Twitter:

While we are awaiting information from the Howard County Police, we know that there has been a reported shooting this evening near Sea Shadow in Kings Contrivance.

Police are on-scene & investigating the incident. As soon as more details are available, we will provide updates.


For the time being, if you see any suspicious activity in the area, please report to the Police Department (410-313-2200).

The Facebook page HoCoMoJo reported the following on Facebook:

At approximately 9:44pm units from Howard County Police Department and Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services were dispatched to respond to a report of multiple shots fired on Sea Shadow in the Kings Contrivance village of Columbia. Maryland State Troopers also responded with helicopter support. One suspect fled the scene on foot, a light-skinned male in his 20s. Multiple victims transported from the scene.


Two blog readers also reached out last night providing me a heads up about this story. One blog reader even provided images they took last night: (Photo credit: Michael Eisenberg)

As of this morning the Howard County Police Department has not posted any information about the incident on Facebook or Twitter (which is odd…they are usually have information out quickly about this kind of stuff).

Hopefully we get additional details about the incident later this morning…specifically have they apprehended the suspect yet.

I will follow up when additional details are released.

Scott E