Columbus police still searching for shooter

Columbus police are actively searching for a shooter who fired several times into a car.

Posted: May 10, 2018 9:47 AM
Updated: May 30, 2018 11:40 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police are actively searching for a shooter who fired several times into a car.

The shooting took place on Sunday, May 6 in the area of 18th Avenue and 7th Street North. 

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Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton says the incident started around midnight when two men got into an argument in the Walmart parking lot.

"The victim left Walmart and the suspect came after him, chased him down and saw him stop at a red light and shot into his car," Shelton stated.

Police say the shooter allegedly followed the victim to the 18th Avenue area and fired four shots in the victim's car.

No one was injured in the shooting and police say they recovered more than one shell casing at the scene. Shelton says the victim drove back to the Walmart parking lot in order to call for help.

"This was not a random incident," stated Shelton. "This was a simmering situation and resulted in the shooting into the car. We are continuing the active investigation."

"We're trying to figure who actually fired the rounds," Shelton stated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

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