COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Two people are dead, according to the Columbus Police Department, following a shooting Monday evening.
The shooting happened at Family Dollar on Floyd Road at around 4 p.m. and claimed the life of two women. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan identified the victims as 30-year-old Jasmine Trice and 28-year-old Kiera Williams. Trice was pronounced dead at the scene, and Williams pronounced dead at Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital’s emergency room.
In regard to recent violence, Columbus pastor Adrian Chester says all of us have a role to play to make sure the next homicide doesn’t happen.
“That work is going on of having the sit downs and the conversations with those who actually have the influence in the streets. And we didn’t get here overnight and it’s not going to be solved overnight, but that doesn’t mean we go into a place of despair. We ought to ban together and all of us do our part,” said Chester.
Police have not confirmed if there have been any arrests in the shooting.