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Columbus police are currently investigating a second shooting that occurred shortly after two men were shot and killed on Mellon Street Sunday night.
According to a press release from the Columbus Police Department, officers responded to the area of Canty Place and Cusseta Road around 10:30 p.m. August 25 and found Joshua Brown suffering from gunshot wounds.
Brown was transported to the Piedmont Regional Medical Center emergency room in critical condition and underwent surgery, police said.
Police are working to confirm whether the shooting of Brown is related to the homicides of Lamonte Denard Muff, 28, and Lyatray Lilshawn Buchanan, 24, which occurred shortly before 10:23 p.m. August 25.
Officers responded to the Mellon Street Apartments at 423 Mellon Street and found Muff and Buchanan suffering from gunshot wounds inside of an apartment, the release states. They were both transported to the emergency room where they died of their injuries.
According to police, investigators have been told that Muff and Buchanan were “chased by three unknown black male suspects” into an apartment. The men were then reportedly shot inside the apartment and the male suspects fled the scene.
The suspects were described as being dressed in all black and armed with rifles and handguns, police said.
Anyone with information about the murders of Muff and Buchanan or the shooting of Brown are asked to contact Sgt. Dexter Wysinger at 706-225-4469 or email email@example.com.
A third person was critically wounded in the Sunday night shooting and was taken to Piedmont Regional Medical Center, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan. The victim has not been identified and was listed in critical condition Monday morning.
Muff and Buchanan’s bodies will be sent to Atlanta for autopsies, Bryan said.