Ewart Avenue fatal shooting victim ID'd

Published: Sep. 4, 2017 at 2:38 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2017 at 5:21 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton has identified the person killed in a shooting on Ewart Avenue Sunday night.

Newton says 19-year-old Takelia Johnson died from a gunshot wound. Johnson's body will be taken to Atlanta for an autopsy.

Police responded to an emergency call on the 900 block of Ewart Avenue just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday.

When they arrived, Johnson was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

Investigators were informed that a vehicle with 2-3 males inside began shooting as it drove down the street.

The vehicle was last seen heading south on Ewart Avenue.

If you have any information on Johnson's murder, you are asked to call Columbus police at 706-225-4296.

People who live in the area say they are tired of the senseless violence.

"I just wish all the violence and the shooting and stuff would stop. I'm getting tired of it myself. We didn't have this much problems back in the day when I was growing up. We fighted [sic], lived to come back to fight another day. I just wish it would stop," said Columbus resident Greg Hill.

Other people who live in the area say they blame lack of economic development and things to do for the uptick in crime.

Different groups have been coming together in search of ways to eliminate violence.

This marks the City of Columbus' 27 homicide of 2017, surpassing the total number of violent deaths in 2016 in the city. Out of those 27 homicides, there have been 13 total arrests made.

RELATED: 2017 Homicides in Columbus

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