Overnight shooting results in 23rd homicide of 2018 in Columbus

Local News

Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley has identified Joshua O’Neal as the victim in a late night shooting on Thursday.

Around 11 p.m. the Columbus Police Department responded to the Bull Creek Apartments in reference to a person being shot. Once on the scene police discovered 32 year old O’Neal suffering from a gun shot wound.

The Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation until the early hours of the morning.

Deputy Coroner Worley also confirmed to News 3 this is the 23rd murder in Columbus this year.

Police are asking anyone with any information to contact Cpl. Sherman Hayes at 706-225-4268 or shayes@columbusga.org.

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