A woman was shot and critically injured in Columbia late Monday, police reported.

About 10 p.m., Howard County Police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting the sound of at least one gunshot in the 8700 block of Hayshed Lane.

When police arrived they found a woman suffering from what was reported to be a single gunshot wound. The woman was taken to Howard County General Hospital in critical condition.

The woman’s identity has not been confirmed, police said, though a car believed to be driven by the woman was found still running at the scene. Police said they do not know why the woman may have been in the area.

Stay with PostLocal.com for more as details of the investigation become available.