1 person shot in leg after shooting on Layard Drive in Columbus

Published: Sep. 6, 2023 at 11:51 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2023 at 9:56 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus police are investigating a shooting that took place in east Columbus in the Allison Estates Neighborhood. One man was injured in the shooting that happened in broad daylight.

So many shots were fired that even a neighbor’s property was damaged by gunfire.

Shooting investigation underway on Layard Drive in Columbus
Shooting investigation underway on Layard Drive in Columbus(Source: WTVM)

Just before noon, the Columbus Police Department responded to the house on Layard Drive after reports of shots being fired and one man recovering after being shot in the leg.

Police blocked off access to Layard Drive from Fitzgerald Drive and Mill Branch Road to investigate. At least 25 evidence markers could be seen on the ground to mark shell casings from the incident.

News Leader 9 acres on the scene got evidence of a shattered front screen door and bullet holes inside the home. One of the bullets went through the fence of a neighboring home and shattered the neighbor’s car windows.

One neighbor said it’s shocking because she could have been outside at the time and seriously injured.

Police were also present near the Krystal’s on Buena Vista Road, where officials say the scene is connected to the Layard Drive shooting. The victim was taken to the hospital in a personal vehicle, and police and an ambulance caught up with them at the fast food restaurant.

Columbus police say no arrests have been made yet in connection to the Krystal’s shooting at this time.