Two shooting incidents took place at Club Majestic also known as Majestic Sports Bar this morning. Killed in one of those was 24-year-old Charles Foster Jr. of Columbus.
Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton said that Foster was pronounced dead at 3:28 am in The Medical Center.
Newton said Foster had been shot in the chest. The body will be sent to Atlanta for an autopsy.
Columbus Police Lt Lynn Joiner said the first shooting took place in the club, located at 2102 Cusseta Road, around 2:15 a.m.
"The place was packed," Joiner said.
He said there was an altercation and someone pulled out a large caliber handgun and began shooting.
"It is believed that about 12-15 rounds were fired," Joiner said.
Five people besides Foster were shot and taken to the hospital. None of the victims' injuries are believed to be life threatening though some surgery was needed on a couple. Three have already been released.
Joiner said police do not have a reason for the shooting yet or a suspect.
Joiner said shortly after that shooting took place inside another took place in the parking lot.
Somebody fired a gun and hit somebody seated in a car. Joiner said that person received medical attention and was released.
At this time, there is no suspect in that shooting.
Joiner said police do not believe the two shootings were connected.
Anyone with information about either shooting should contact Columbus police.