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One dead after overnight shooting in Columbus

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Updated: Mar. 25, 2021 at 4:17 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A shooting overnight in Columbus has claimed the life of one man.

Police say they were called to the area of South Andrews Circle and 21st Ave. at 1:32 a.m. in reference to a vehicle accident. On the scene, they found that the driver had been shot.

The driver, later identified as 50-year-old Paul Lokey, was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. An emergency room doctor pronounced him dead at 2:06 a.m. Lokey’s body is being sent off for an autopsy.

The passenger in the vehicle, a 41-year-old man, was also injured and taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

This marked the third shooting and homicide in Columbus in less than 12 hours.

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