Columbus police responded to the 600 block of 22nd Street South to investigate the shooting of a Columbus man this morning.
Emergency response personnel responded to the area around 8 a.m., and the victim was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
According to Columbus police officer Terrie Songer, the victim was a 47-year-old black male and he was shot “somewhere in the upper torso area.” Songer also said the victim was not shot at the location where emergency response units found him.
One person told police he saw the victim walking south along 22nd Street, but police have not confirmed or denied this information.
The 600 block of 22nd Street South is near the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.
Songer said the victim was in surgery at BMH-GT around 10:45 a.m. this morning.
More information regarding the victim’s condition or additional details on the incident was not available before press time.
This is the fourth violent incident involving gunshots to occur in Columbus in the past two weeks.
William “Willie” Vaughn, 41, of Columbus, were shot and killed the night of Sept. 22 at the 500 block of 27th St. N. According to Interim Columbus Police Chief McQueen, the incident happened around 10:45 p.m. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said the incident happened near the victim’s home.
Tedd Thomas Wood, 35, of Columbus, was found dead at the 300 block of Eighth Street North on the night of Sept. 18. According to McQueen, a motorist found Wood’s body at around 1:30 a.m. at the location. Police said Wood was shot multiple times.
The body of 34-year-old Alfonso Lathan Jr. of Columbus was found Sept. 17 at Luxapalila Creek. A fisherman noticed the body around 10:15 a.m. near the boat landing at the Luxapalila Creek Recreation Area off Highway 69. Lathan appeared to have been shot, with a trail of evidence leading from a nearby bathroom to the river bank.
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