UPDATE (Feb. 7): The victim in the Feb. 5 fatal shooting is identified as 17-year-old Christian Johnson of Columbia. Detectives are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information in the case. Contact police at 410-313-STOP or [email protected]. You may remain anonymous. 

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Howard County police are investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night in Columbia. 

At approximately 8:11 p.m., police responded to the 7300 block of Hickory Log Circle for a report of a subject shot. Police located a male victim in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Howard County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

There is no suspect information at this time; the investigation is ongoing. 

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