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Vigil held for victim of fatal shooting

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - On Thursday evening, family and friends of a man killed in Columbus held a vigil to remember him. 

The vigil for Gerald Hightower Junior was held at the location where he was fatally shot Wednesday, Jan. 7 on Calvin Avenue in Columbus. 

Police say Hightower was shot multiple times and taken to the medical center where he died from his injuries. 

Police say a fight between two groups of individuals may have led to the shooting.  

Kaminiski Robinson, the victim's cousin, was also shot and taken to the medical center where he was later released.  

"Step out the door going to feed a dog end up getting shot," said Hightower's cousin Kenny Robinson. "My little cousin he is dead now. It hurt me so bad so bad my voice is trembling."

Hightower's body will be sent to Atlanta for autopsy on Friday.

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