Shooting at Local McDonald’s puts Hickman on Lockdown

Lauren VerBrugge and Zoie Cecil

On Thursday, September 28th at around 4:30 PM, a shooting occurred at the McDonalds on 205 E. Business Loop 70, and Hickman was put on lockdown.  A Hickman student was present at the scene, and saw the incident first hand.


“I was sitting with some of my friends eating dinner when suddenly I heard a noise that sounded like someone hitting the window,” an anonymous source said. “When I looked up, I saw a gun in someone’s hand. I couldn’t see their face, but I dropped to the ground and hid underneath the table until the police came.”

Police have confirmed that one person has been shot, but they are still looking for a possible victim.


“It was very scary at first,” they said. “I thought it was a robbery. I stayed under the table until the police came which was around five minutes after the first shot.”  

Witnesses provided a description of the shooter to Columbia Police Department, leading to one juvenile being taken into custody.

Police recovered a stolen gun in the area, yet they have not said if it was the gun used in the incident yet.

If you or someone you know could possibly identify the victim, or know anything about this case, please call Columbia Police Department at (573)874-7652, or if you would like to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at (573)875-TIPS.