Man shot near Wynnton Rd. dies

(WXTX) - Coroner Buddy Bryan tells us the man who was shot on Adair Avenue just off of Wynnton Road on Thursday afternoon has died.

The victim, identified as 29-year-old Corey Owens was found inside a white SUV. He was transported to the Midtown Medical Center and died at 12:55 p.m. on Friday.

His body will be sent to Atlanta for an autopsy.

Residents posting on the Northeast Columbus Neighborhood Watch page on Facebook alerted us to this incident when it occurred at about 2 p.m.

Neighbors told our Tyrone McCoy that they heard gunshots and went outside to investigate.

"I heard shots, five shots," said Cassandra Washington. "I saw a guy running down the sidewalk with dreads. I was on my back porch."

Investigators have not released much information about this investigation yet.

Columbus police are trying to piece together what led up to today's shooting in broad daylight.

We will continue to update this story as more information comes into the newsroom.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Columbus Police at 706-653-3400.

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