Columbus teen shot, killed at Eton Dr. and Emerson Ave. in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A homicide investigation is underway following a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a teen in Columbus.
According to police, Thursday just before noon officers were dispatched to Emerson Avenue and Eton Drive regarding a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they discovered 15-year-old Travis Walton suffering from at least one gunshot wound. EMS arrived on scene and could not resuscitate Walton.
.Deputy Coroner Elizbeth Allison arrived and pronounced Walton dead at 12:31 p.m.
Police also had the road blocked off near Forrest Road and Wellborn Drive.
News Leader 9 spoke with one man who lives in this neighborhood who says crimes happen often in this area. He also says this isn’t the first time a child has been killed in a drive-by shooting in this neighborhood.
“I say for the last three-four years, it picked up. It used to not be that many. Not too far on a couple streets over on Acme Drive, I think, they killed a little boy over there. I think it was about eight or nine years old,” said
Bryan says Walton’s body was taken for an autopsy and there is no word yet on a suspect. Walton’s family has also been notified.
The Homicide Unit has assumed the investigation.
Anyone with information can call Columbus police at 706-225-4363.
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