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No one hurt in afternoon shooting in Columbus

An argument between a couple led to shots being fired in Columbus Thursday afternoon, Columbus police say.

Posted: May 10, 2018 4:50 PM
Updated: May 11, 2018 1:47 PM

Update 05/11 - Arrest made in Columbus shooting 

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - An argument between a couple led to shots being fired in Columbus Thursday afternoon, Columbus police say.

It happened sometime near 3:40 p.m in the 400 block of 19th Street South.

According to police, the argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend led to the shooting. Police believe the boyfriend shot at the girlfriend's vehicle, hitting it twice.

However, no one hit and no one was injured.

"Early reports indicate the victim and the suspect were in a prior relationship of some type," stated Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton. "We believe they were boyfriend and girlfriend and an argument led to this shooting."

At 4:57 p.m., Shelton confirmed to WTVA 9 News the accused shooter surrendered to police. 

"The boyfriend believed to be involved in the shooting has turned himself in to Columbus police just now," Shelton stated sometime near 5 p.m. "At this time he is being questioned. He is not under arrest at this time, but is being held by authorities and being questioned about the incident."

This is a developing story.

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