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UPDATE: Victim ID’d in fatal shooting on Bismark Dr. in Columbus

Fortson teen killed in overnight shooting on Bismark Dr. in Columbus.
Fortson teen killed in overnight shooting on Bismark Dr. in Columbus.(Source: WTVM)
Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 9:32 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - On May 31, at approximately 11:54 p.m. officers from the Columbus Police Department’s Patrol Division were dispatched to the 1100 block of Bismark Drive in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located 17-year-old Carson Skinner suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

First responders arrived on the scene but discovered that Skinner had succumbed to his injuries.

Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley pronounced Skinner deceased at 12:54 a.m.

The Homicide Unit is investigating this shooting.

Anyone having information related to this case is encouraged to contact Detective William Peterson at 706-225-4293 or text VACS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

Stay with News Leader 9 for more details on air and online as they become available to us.

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