Police have identified the shooting suspect as Ashley Curry, 31. They said she fired a single shot that struck Jamie Roland, 31, after a verbal argument that started between Curry and another woman, Alicia Glenn-McCowin.
Police said witnesses described Curry as the aggressor, saying she kicked Glenn-McCowin and used racial slurs against her.
Police said the witnesses said that as Curry continued the assault, bystanders came to Glenn-McCowin’s defense and Curry retreated to her vehicle. Another verbal altercation followed and police said Curry eventually pulled out a .40 caliber pistol and fired the single shot, hitting Roland in the abdomen.
Roland was taken to Lancaster General Hospital. She is listed in stable condition and is expected to recover.
Curry was charged with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation and simple assault. She is being held in the Lancaster County Prison.
Witnesses are asked to contact Det. Matt Leddy of the Columbia Borough Police Department at 717-684-7735 ext. 7210.
One woman is recovering and another is in custody following a late-afternoon shooting outside of a Columbia grocery store.
Columbia police responded to a report of a shooting outside of Musser’s Market in the 900 block of Lancaster Avenue around 4:30 p.m.
A single shot was fired.
Investigators said it all started when two women got into an argument. At least one other woman tried to intervene, but that woman was shot once in the abdomen, police told abc27.
A 31-year-old victim was alert and conscious while being transported to the hospital. She had to undergo emergency surgery and was in stable condition afterwards, police said.
The 31-year-old suspected shooter was taken into custody when officers arrived, police said in a release.
Police had a section of the plaza’s parking lot cordoned off for several hours. Investigators focused on the area around a dark-colored Nissan SUV, which police said belonged to the alleged shooter.
The incident caught a community off-guard.
“It’s scary. It’s really scary. We live about three blocks away,” said Columbia’s Jazmin Loraw. “I walk here with my baby all the time. This stuff has got to stop.”
The suspect and the victim were not identified by officials Tuesday night.
The firearm was recovered by police.
Any witnesses are asked to contact Columbia Borough Police.