Gas Station Shooting Breaks Out, Injuring Children

Nine minors were injured in a shooting outside a Shell gas station in Columbus, Georgia, which the police are currently investigating. Columbus Police Chief Freddie Blackmon said that none of the injuries are life-threatening.

According to Blackmon, the shooting happened after an altercation that occurred at a nearby party. The shooting happened on Friday night, and the police officers with the department’s robbery and assault unit arrived at the scene shortly after 10 p.m.

The incident occurred in the 4400 block of Warm Springs Road, and the male victims’ ages ranged from 5 to 17 years old. During the shooting, two 13-year-old girls were also injured.

Blackmon, in a press conference, spoke about the increasing gun violence across the country that has been affecting youth, and Columbus is no exception. He said that the men and women of the Columbus Police Department are working tirelessly to get violent offenders off the streets.

At this time, no arrests have been made, and Blackmon is encouraging anyone with information about the incident to contact lead investigator Det. E. Rosado. He also assured the public that the Columbus Police Department will use all its resources to bring this case to a successful resolution.