Alleged fight inside Columbus home ends in shooting that sent victim to hospital in critical condition


COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A gunshot victim was flown to University of Mississippi Medical Center in critical condition Thursday after a shooting at a Columbus home, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

“We had a call come in to 911 about a subject being shot and our deputies responded to the scene and found one victim that had been shot and he has been air-lifted to Jackson,” said Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins.

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Hawkins says they got that 911 call at 11:47 a.m. When WCBI arrived on the scene at around 12:45 p.m., the front of the house had police tape around it and deputies and members of the Lowndes County Narcotics Division were speaking with several different people in the front yard.

“We just had everyone that was available respond to the scene when we got the call, so they showed up to help secure the scene and help work the crime scene,” Hawkins said.

Hawkins says no one else was hurt but did say that there were multiple people inside the two-story house when deputies responded to the scene. In a statement, the sheriff’s office says witnesses told them that there was an “altercation” inside the house that led to the shooting.

“There were other people here at the residence at the time and we’re trying to figure out who all was here and what their involvement was,” Hawkins said.

The sheriff’s office has not released any information on possible suspects at this time.

Anyone with information on those responsible should contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at 662-328-6788, Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151 or send the information from any smart phone on the P3 App.