Columbus teen shot in Aberdeen and remains in the hospital


COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus teenager is reportedly shot in Aberdeen and remains in the hospital.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol pulled over a vehicle, just south of the Columbus Air Force Base, on Highway 45 about 9:30 last night.

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Sgt. Derrick Beckom says the trooper found the victim in the car and immediately called for an ambulance.

Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle says investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a gambling game.

He believes the shooting occurred between a group of young men from Columbus.

WCBI has learned that the victim is a Columbus High student that was shot in the head.

No arrest has been made.