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Columbus man charged with Wednesday shooting

An elderly man is behind bars in Lowndes County, accused of shooting at another man while a young child was nearby.

Posted: Jun 7, 2018 3:27 PM
Updated: Jun 7, 2018 7:44 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - An elderly man is behind bars in Lowndes County, accused of shooting at another man while a young child was nearby. 

Walter James Lee | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

The shooting took place on E. Railroad Drive, south of Columbus. 

The victim was inside a car with an 18-month-old when shots rang out. 

Officers arrested 77-year-old Walter James Lee. 

He reportedly entered the victim's home, then shot at the victim inside a car several times. 

Several other people were inside the victim's car, including the child. 

Lee was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon by a felon. 

Officers say the child did receive a minor injury but is expected to okay. 

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