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Police identify woman killed in Ewart Avenue drive-by shooting

UPDATE:

6:00 A.M. -- The Columbus Police Department confirms the identity of the victim in Sunday night's shooting on Ewart Avenue.

A press release from Lt. Greg Touchberry says Takelia Johnson was found shot around 10 p.m. Sunday. She later passed away from her injuries.

Witnesses tell police two or three men drove by in a vehicle and shot out the window to injure Johnson. The vehicle was last seen heading south on Ewart Avenue.

The homicide unit is currently investigating this case.

Anyone with information on Takelia Johnson's murder should call Sgt. M. Dahnke at 706-225-4296 or email to mdahnke@columbusga.org.


(ORIGINAL STORY)

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Muscogee County officials confirm to News 3 that one person is dead following a shooting Sunday night.

Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton says he was called to the scene around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Police taped off portions of Willard St. and Ewart Ave. to investigate. This area is located just south of Buena Vista Rd. in Columbus. Newton says he officially pronounced the person dead at 10:58 p.m.

Police tell News 3 others were hurt in the shooting. News 3 is working to learn more details in the incident.

This is the 27th homicide in Columbus in 2017. The city had a total of 28 last year.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for updates.

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