Woman found shot in Columbia

A woman was found shot in Columbia shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, Howard County police are reporting.

After receiving 911 calls that reported hearing at least one gunshot, responding officers found the woman in the 8700 block of Hayshed Lane in the village of Long Reach, police said in a statement. Police have not identified the woman, who was taken to Howard County General Hospital in critical condition.

According to the statement, police believe that a car found still running at the scene was driven by the woman; they do not know what she was doing there.

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