3, including 9-year-old injured in Alona Drive shooting

Authorities said about four people, including a 9-year-old child, were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex on Alona Drive early Tuesday morning.

At about 2:22 a.m., Tuesday, Columbia Police officials responded to the 1600 block of Alona Drive on a shots fired report.

Three victims suffering from gunshot wounds were located at the scene.

Eye-witnesses told investigators that an unknown suspect approached the victims and without provocation, began shooting.

Two of the victims were injured while outside on the patio, the third victim was struck by a bullet that had entered the apartment.

The victims, a 45-year-old woman, a 25-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man, were taken to an area hospital and are expected to survive, according to police.

Police on scene said a 9-year-old child was not shot or grazed in the incident but was also treated for minor injures.

Anyone with information to call the CPD Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.