Shooting at Columbia Mall

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A 19-year-old is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting outside the Columbia Mall just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Columbia fire department officials said their initial investigation revealed a man was placing his gun in a holster when it discharged.

Columbia police said it's now unclear whether the shooting is accidental.

The Columbia Mall manager said guns are not allowed inside the mall.

The mall was still planned to open to the public at 6:00 a.m. Friday.

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