Nine children, including a preteen and a 5-year-old boy, were injured after a mass shooting at a Shell gas station in Columbus, Georgia, on Friday night.
Mass Shooting At Gas Station In Georgia
Police officers in Columbus, Georgia responded at the Shell gas station on Warm Springs Road on Friday night around 10 p.m. officers reported several groups of people with nine shooting victims, police said in a press conference on Saturday.
Columbus Police Chief Freddie Blackmon said that based on their preliminary investigation, they learned that an altercation took place at a party that was nearby and all the victims were under the age of 18.
The nine victims include a preteen and a 5-year-old boy who is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Seven of the victims are male and two are female, Blackmon added. Police identified the ages of the children injured were 5, 12, three 13-year-olds, 14, two 15-year-olds, and 17. None of the children suffered from a life-threatening injury.
The Suspect Of The Shooting Is Still Unidentified
The shooting suspect is still unknown, it was unclear who opened fire, how many weapons were involved, and how many shots were fired. Although some of the witnesses who were at the scene are cooperating with police, others are not, Blackmon said.