Columbus Police investigate 3 shootings in downtown Columbus



UPDATE 06/11/2021 23:25 – According to Columbus Police, three people were shot dead in downtown Columbus on Friday night.

Police say the three people, whose names have not been released, were shot dead in the 1000 block on Broadway.

One of the victims is listed in serious but stable condition, police said.

Police said the other two victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Police said a shooting took place at the 3300 block of 5th Avenue.

WRBL News 3 spoke with District Attorney Mark Jones on Friday night after the shooting.

Jones had this to say:

“It sounds a bit like an act of terror tonight. Apparently there was one person they were saying, there are initial reports that someone was shooting near Barberitos, like heading north on the sidewalk. They say all the casings are near Barberitos, and they say three people were shot. So people are here trying to have dinner, you know, downtown trying to have fun, let their hair go, and a jack starts pulling. So pretty pissed off and obviously we want everyone to survive and the doctors to guide their hands and make sure they heal. I understand everyone is in stable condition. This is the last report I heard, but it’s just frustrating because this kind of act scares everyone. Gunshots scare everyone because technically gunshots … when you’re downtown and you’re in a neighborhood like this and you hear gunshots it’s assault worse when you hear the shot. You start to feel that terror like ‘Oh my god I’m going to get shot.’ This is why he is so powerful. You commit an act of aggravated assault against several people in a group when you shoot in the city center near Barberitos and Picasso. We just want to hold whoever did it responsible. So if anyone knows anything, feel free to contact the police, or you can contact the prosecutor’s office. If you know anything about it, I don’t care how ridiculous you think it might sound, if you know who did this we would like to have a frank discussion with this person about what happened.

COLUMBUS, Georgia (WRBL) – The Columbus Police Department is investigating at least two shootings in downtown Columbus. The shooting took place on Friday evening.

Police said one of the shootings occurred near the Picasso pizza place in the 1000 block of Broadway.

The second shooting took place at the 3300 block of 5th Avenue.

Police said one of the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries. The condition of the second victim is unknown at this time.

Police say they believe the two shootings are linked.

WRBL News 3 has a reporter on site and is working to collect more information.

Stay with us on air and online for more details as they become available.

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