Two wounded in Columbus in weekend shooting

Police in Columbus are investigating a Saturday morning shooting that left two people wounded.

Posted: May 7, 2018 12:30 PM
Updated: May 7, 2018 7:46 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Police in Columbus are investigating a Saturday morning shooting that left two people wounded.

Columbus police say the shooting happened sometime in the early morning hours of May 5 in the vicinity of 16th Street North and 7th Avenue North.

Police say two men, who are related to each other, received non-life-threatening injuries.

One victim, a 31-year-old man, was treated and released from Baptist Memorial-Golden Triangle. The second victim, a 24-year-old man, was also taken to the same hospital but was later airlifted to Jackson for specialized care.

Police say the victim is still hospitalized at this time.

According to police reports, the two men were getting out of a car when the shooting happened. Police say multiple shots were fired, but police are not releasing the exact number of shots.

The shooting occurred in a vacant lot near the intersection.

"At this time, the case is under investigation," said Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton. "We believe the suspect and the victims knew each other and this shooting may have started with a disagreement in another location."

Police say the victims are not cooperating with investigators.

A nearby occupied home suffered some damage when one of the stray bullets entered the home but did not hit anyone inside.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

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