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West Point Police looking for Easter Sunday shooting suspect; 2 injured

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - WEST POINT, GA (WTVM/WXTX) – The West Point Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that left two injured on Easter Sunday.

Children who live at the Pine Ridge apartments say their Easter celebration was cut short Sunday night after a shooting in the West Point Housing Authority.

"Everybody was out here having fun. The children were having an Easter egg hunt and stuff," explains resident, Kit Brown.

Officers responded around 9:00 PM to the area of East 14th and MLK and found two people suffering from gunshot wounds.

A female victim was shot in the leg and a male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen. 

"The next thing I heard was ‘boom boom boom' and I started running up the hill. I was running so fast I fell. I thought they might hit me," says Brown.

Authorities believe the shooting occurred on East 14th Street and then continued south on MLK into the 1400 block of East 12th Street.

People we spoke to off camera say they are not surprised what took place Sunday night and are starting to feel unsafe living in the neighborhood.

"This is a blessed city. I'm disappointed in whoever it was who came down here to my city with violence. We don't want violence, we want peace," explains another resident.

West Point Police Detectives are now working alongside with investigators from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

At this time there is no description of the suspect or suspects and a motive has not been released.

Due to the seriousness of this incident, we are encouraging individuals with any information to call the West Point Police at (706)-645-3551 or (706)-645-3548 or your local Crime Stoppers at (706)-812-1000.

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