Columbus police are investigating a shooting that injured four people in South Columbus Saturday afternoon.
The victims were all in a vehicle when they were shot on the 1200 block of Seventh Street South at 4:40 p.m., according to a Columbus Police Department press release. One victim was treated and released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. The other three were flown via helicopter to another hospital in the state.
Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said as of this morning the three of them are still in critical condition.
Police recovered a gun at the scene, but have not arrested or publicly identified any suspects, Shelton said.
“We have several leads but are still asking the public to offer information,” Shelton said in the press release. “The victims were all in the same car when they were struck, and we believe they knew the person or persons that did the shooting. We believe the incident may have started with some altercation in the 900 block of Seventh Street South before moving to the 1200 block.”
CPD has received aid from Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus-Lowndes Drug Task Force in the investigation, Shelton added in the release.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151 or leave a tip for investigators through the P3 phone app.