COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Robbery and assault detectives with the Columbus Police Department are currently investigating a shooting in the 8200 block of Veterans Parkway.
Police were first called to the Spring Creek Village apartment complex around 2:30 p.m. in reference to a person being shot.
Authorities say they arrived to find three individuals suffering from gunshot wounds, one of whom was a 3-year-old child. Police say the child and her father have been released from the hospital. The third victim is expected to also make a full recovery.
Witnesses say they could not believe they saw.
“Seeing an individual laid out on the ground like that, it was very, very sad,” said neighbor Cordarius Williams.
Keisha Hollinger says her mother and brother live in an apartment at Spring Creek Village and shots rang out, striking their home.
“I was completely devastated because we are not accustomed to having things like this happen around here, so for it to happen and happen at my mother’s apartment, that really devastates me. I’m actually scared,” said Hollinger.
Thankfully, her mother and brother were not home at the time of the shooting.
“Thank God because, as we were told, if they had have been here, they would’ve been dead,” says Hollinger. “That’s the craziness we’re up against at this point and that’s sad that it’s happening, it’s sad that when it’s happening anywhere.”
There is no word yet on any related suspects or arrests.
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