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One man dead after shooting on Lawyers Lane

This car was towed from the scene. It has visible bullet holes on the driver side. This car was towed from the scene. It has visible bullet holes on the driver side.
(Source: Joshua Ninke) (Source: Joshua Ninke)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus police responded to a shooting at Lawyer's Lane and Seventh Street around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

They found a car riddled with what appeared to be four to five bullet holes and one man, Charles Willis, with a gunshot wound to the head. He died as a result of the wound. The death is being investigated as a Homicide

It took officers about an hour to clear the scene, while people who live nearby were clearly shaken by the crime.

One woman got home to find her house damaged after the assault.

"When I got home there was police everywhere and my house was shot up. My china cabinet, my walls, shot up the tires on my daughter's car and so, I don't know. I'm just wondering what's next with these young people in Columbus," said Dianne McWilliams.

News Leader 9 asked the residents as they watched the scene, does this kind of violence make you want to leave?

"Well, I look at it this way. Where do you go?" said McWilliams. "You can go to the richest neighborhood in Columbus and it could still happen. Go to a gated community and it could still happen. So I might as well stay right where I'm at and take my chances. If it's meant for me to go I'll go."

Police have good information about the suspect.

News Leader 9 will continue following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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