Columbus daughter accidentally kills father in accidental shooting

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UPDATE 2:17 p.m.12/01/2021: According to a news release, Columbus Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the scene, the Homicide Division has assumed the investigation.

Those with information are asked get in contact with Detective A Moyer via phone at (706) 225-4435 or via email at

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Police are investigating an accidental shooting that killed a 26-year-old father around midnight.

Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton says Michael McDougal, 26, was pronounced dead at 12:46 a.m.

The incident happened in the 2500 block of Schaul Street.

Newton says McDougal’s daughter, 9, accidentally shot McDougal when she placed a gun onto a table.

Stay with News 3 on-air and online as we work to gather more details from this incident.

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