UPDATE: In a morning press release, Columbus Police confirm two are dead after a shooting at the Motel 6.

Police identified the victims as Eric Giddens, 21, and Quindarrius Giddens, 22, both of whom succumbed to gunshot wounds.

A suspect has been apprehended. Jacob Martel, 25, was detained by a patrol unit as a possible suspect. Police brought Martel to the Public Safety Building for an interview. After establishing probable cause, police charged Martel with two counts of murder.

Martel will have a preliminary hearing on Friday, March 26 in Recorder’s Court.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The Columbus Police Department is on the scene of a double homicide on Veterans Parkway.

According to police, two people were killed Wednesday evening at the Motel 6 located at 1325 Veterans Parkway.

Details are limited at this time. Police have not released the names of either of the victims, or information about a possible suspect.

Police are asking everyone to avoid the area until the scene has been cleared.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and more details will be released at a later time.

WRBL News 3 has a reporter on scene and is working to gather more information.

Stay with WRBL on air and online for new details as they become available.