Shots Fired Overnight, Directed at House in Columbia

Howard County Police said someone fired multiple gunshots at a residence in the 5200 block of Candy Root Court.


Police are investigating a report of multiple gunshots fired on Candy Root Court in Columbia just after midnight on Monday morning.

Someone fired at a house in the 5200 block of Candy Root Court and struck a neighbor's vehicle, said police. Police believe the house was targeted and are currently investigating.

No one was injured, according to police.

A resident of the street, who asked that her name not be used, told Patch in an email, "We moved to this neighborhood from Baltimore County because of its reputation of being a safe/quiet neighborhood. This has upset [my family] very much, especially since we have a young son. My husband had just came back into the house 20-30 minutes earlier from walking the dog and taking out the trash which you can't help but think, what if he were outside when it happened? Makes us sick."

She added, "I hope the police can figure out who did this, that would definitely give us some peace of mind."  

Police did not release the number of shots fired, what type of gun was used or a possible reason as to why a house was targeted.

Anyone with potential information can contact police at 410-313-2200.

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Kwezay January 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM
No neighborhood is safe anymore wake up people. We are all at risk no matter where. I've lived in this area for almost 20 yrs and for this to happen on a cul-de-sac is a major eye opener. A few years ago a kid was shot in broad daylight in Wilde Lake Village 5 minutes from 2 schools and a howard county police officer sitting less than 100 feet from the assault. Hello this was not happening 20 yrs ago in this area. We sit smack between DC and Bmore so one had to have known it would not belong before we got some spillage. I moved here from Northern New Jersey and I'm ready to move further into the country i.e. Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri etc.
Justin case January 16, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Its the inner city thugs they move out to the county to give them a better life, but of course they can't leave that life behind. Leave them where they are. !!!
Kwezay January 16, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Exaxctly!!! Or they grew up in the county and they want to pretend thug really bad.
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