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Shots Fired at AFLAC

COLUMBUS, Ga.(WXTX) - Several shots have been fired in the Columbus area, three of those striking the Aflac tower. News Leader Nine was first on the scene in front of Aflac.

According to Columbus Police reports and witness accounts, we're told three shots were fired into the Aflac building.

Between 2:15 and 2:30 Tuesday afternoon Columbus Police tell us shots hit the 9th, 10th and 11th floor windows on the east side of the building. At this time police tell us they don't think Aflac was not specifically targeted.

Columbus Police are on the scene and there are no reports of injuries. At this time there are no suspects in the shooting, but the person responsible is facing criminal damage to property charges.

Since it was Veterans Day, only 400 employees clocked in today. Aflac told employees they could leave early if they felt uncomfortable. They also wanted to stress that security has been heightened and police are patrolling the area.

Stay tuned to News Leader Nine for all the latest updates.

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