December 26, 2022

One dead, four injured in Columbus Christmas Eve shooting

Therese Apel

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One person is dead and four are wounded after a Christmas Eve shooting in Columbus.

Chief Joe Daughtry told WCBI that police were called to the 90 block of Luxapilila Drive around 10:40 p.m. after an argument started at a Christmas Eve party. Two men, ages 22 and 48, pulled out weapons and began shooting, police said. The 48-year-old was killed. Other people inside the home were also shot.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says Algren Hampton, 48, was the victim. The 22-year-old is in critical condition.

A 38-year-old is also in critical condition, and a 56-year-old female and a 28-year-old male are listed as stable, although their condition has not been listed. All of the victims had emergency surgery for their injuries, WCBI reports.

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