The Columbus Police Department has also released additional information on the shooting.

On Saturday, January 7, 2023 around 10:26 p.m., the Columbus Police Department’s Patrol Unit was dispatched to the 8000 block of Veterans Parkway (Spring Creek Village Apartments) in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, they observed a Hispanic male (later identified as Giancarlos Rivera, 17) lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. EMS could not resuscitate him. Coroner Buddy Bryan arrived on the scene and pronounced Rivera deceased at 11:15 p.m.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene to take lead on the investigation.
Anyone with any information about the murder of Giancarlos Rivera is urged to contact Cpl. Sherman Hayes at 706-
225-4268 or Information can also be called in to the Homicide Unit at 706-225-3161.

Columbus Police

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Columbus Police is investigating a homicide at Springcreek Village at 8082 Veterans Parkway near Williams Road.

Muscogee County Coroner, Buddy Bryan confirmed 17-year-old Giancarlos Rivera-Lopez suffered a gunshot wound Saturday night.

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