Man injured in shooting in parking lot of Columbus shopping center

Man injured in shooting in parking lot of Columbus shopping center

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A man was injured in a shooting in the parking lot of a Columbus shopping center Wednesday night.

According to a police report, the incident happened in a parking lot for The Landings Shopping Center off Sidney Simons Boulevard.

According to Columbus police, a 34-year-old male was with a friend when he was approached by another male with a gun. The suspect fired at the victim as he and his friend were trying to get away. The victim was shot in the leg.

Police said while the victim was on the ground, he retrieved a gun he was carrying and fired back at the suspect. The suspect then entered a vehicle and left the scene.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Clarification: An earlier version of this story identified a business near this area of the parking lot based on initial police reporting. Police have said none of the parties are believed to have been inside any nearby bars or restaurants before the incident so that name was removed.

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