Deadly shooting in Columbus kills 14-year-old boy, police confirm

Published: May. 19, 2023 at 4:02 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A deadly shooting in Columbus has claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy.

According to officials, Jayden Tate was dropped off at a fire station on Brown Avenue, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Police say the shooting happened at the intersection of Henry Avenue and Bell Street.

Columbus police arrived at the fire station, and the boy was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 3:27 p.m.

Although it is unclear who dropped Tate at the fire station, a woman spoke with News Leader 9, who claimed she saw what happened.

“He was coming down the street with a book bag and stuff for school, I guess, and somebody pulled up on him and shot and killed him, and he was running. He collapsed in the yard,” said Tifanni Hill. “He was running to get to where he can get to get some help, but he ended up collapsing, and some people in a truck picked him up.”

At this time, there have been no arrests or motive established for the shooting.

Stay with News Leader 9, on-air and online, as we learn more about this developing story.