A Columbus father was gunned down late Monday in front of his two young daughters during a shooting outside his home on Pembrook Court, police said.
Johann Gamble, 38, was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the back at 10:19 p.m. at Midtown Medical Center, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan. The body was transported to the crime lab for an autopsy, which may be performed this morning, Bryan said.
No arrests have been made in the case.
Gamble was outside his home when a shooting was reported at 9:36 p.m., police said. Officers arrived at the scene four minutes later and found Gamble suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso.
During an investigation, detectives learned that the victim was shot in front of his two young daughters. Gamble’s death is the fourth homicide this month and the ninth of the year in Columbus.
Police continue to investigate the July 11 shooting that killed 24-year-old Keith Turner of Columbus as he was traveling northbound on Interstate 185 near the Cusseta Road overpass. Authorities have not charged anyone in connection with the incident.
Police are also still searching for suspects in two separate shootings on Independence Day that left Zachery Clark, 35, and Blake Bernard Berry, 24, dead.
Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call Robbery/Homicide Division at 706-653-3400 or Sgt. Michael Dahnke at 706-225-4296.
More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.