Mayor responds to recent violence in Columbus

Updated: Feb. 16, 2021 at 10:37 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - City leaders are speaking out after recent violence in Columbus.

It comes on the heels of three murders that happened within 48 hours.

18-year-old Sara Holtrop was shot to death on Carmel Drive last Wednesday. 20-year-old Elijah Farral was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in this case. Thursday evening, 37-year-old Derico Pritchett was shot and killed and three others were injured while shooting a music video on South Lumpkin Road. Hours later, another shooting inside the Suite Lounge on Sidney Simons Boulevard claimed the life of 31-year-old Emory Stephens.

Mayor Skip Henderson discusses what the city is doing to combat the violence.

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