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Two shootings, two deaths all in one day in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ga.- - Two shootings and two deaths all happening within hours of each other.

Columbus Police say 43-year-old Darrell Boggans died in the  first shooting that happened on Winston Road.

"It was an individual who died in the Easter shooting on Andrews Road. He was shot during that incident."- says Major J.D. Hawk, Columbus Police Department.

Columbus Police say Boggans was running the quazi event center at the time of the shooting that left him with only minor injuries.

Police say- 24-year-old Damion Collier is a person of interest in the case.

Also on Saturday, 74-year-old William Meadows was shot and killed on Alta Vista Road.

Police say, it happened while he was in his car inside his garage.

"You'd never think anything like this... in this community... would happen."- Donald Nelson, neighbor of Alta Vista Road victim.

Monday, Nelson was removing crime tape from his property.

"What is going on around here?"- says Nelson.

He says Saturday's gunfire left behind shell casings in his yard.

Police say, the victim's body was found about 19 hours after the shooting on Sunday.

"Officers with the Columbus Police Department tell me they're just as tired of the crime as folks here in the Valley. They say when it comes to cracking some of these cases.. they're gonna need the public's help."

"That's the thing people out there know what happens and they think they're not supposed to say but all they're doing is putting their friends and family and other people in their neighborhoods in danger by letting these people remain on the street."- says Major Hawk.

Some in the community say they believe putting an end to crime is a simple fix.

"Reach out... if people have a problem. The biggest solution to a problem is being able to come together at the table and just talk."- says Pastor Carlos Snead, Faithful Missionary Baptist Church.
     
     


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