COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — A bystander was injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Columbia.

Howard County Police are investigating a shooting outside the Sam’s Mart in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road around 6:37 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a woman shot and learned that two men may have been involved in an altercation outside the store when one pulled a gun and fires multiple shots.

Police don’t believe the intended target was hit, but a 21-year-old Columbia woman was shot in the leg as she exited the store.

The victim was taken to Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 911. A $2,000 is being offered.



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