One person shot at downtown Columbus apartment complex

One person injured in Columbus shooting

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – An early afternoon shooting in Downtown Columbus has left one person hospitalized and police looking for a shooter.

The call came in at 1:41 this afternoon saying that someone had been shot.

When police officers and sheriff’s deputies got to the scene on 5th street south, they found a black male with a gunshot wound.

Columbus police chief Joseph Daughtry said that he and his new team are doing what they can to not only find answers but also limit more instances like this from happening.

Shortly after 1:40, officers were dispatched to 401 5th Street south for a possible shooting victim.

When officers arrived, there was more to it.

They canvased the area and were able to locate a subject behind a vehicle that had been shot and also assaulted.

The victim was taken to Baptist – Golden Triangle.

Daughtry was working his second shooting scene since coming to Columbus.

Daughtry said that he plans on focusing on three things to do his best in limiting these incidents

“We know we have difficult days ahead of us but we’re up for the challenge. We’re up for it and we’re going to do our best to bring closure to a lot of families…This triangle that we need to help us in fighting crime is three parts. One is the judicial system, the other part is the law enforcement which is the police department and a third point is going to be our community involvement it takes all three we won’t be able to do it by ourselves,” said Daughtry.

Daughtry said he and his team will investigate as much as they can but he’s also hoping folks in the community will share what they know with the police department.

“We’re going to go through the whole neighborhood seeing if we got doorbells, door cams, and also pole cameras to see what we can have, and also we’re going to check with our local businesses to see if anyone might have picked up anything,” said Daughtry.

The investigation is still in its early stages. If you or someone you know have any information about the shooting, you’re encouraged to call the Columbus Police Department.

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