Two young men were killed in weekend shootings in Columbus.
The latest was Jordan Rivers, 21, who died from a single gunshot wound at 1:33 p.m. Saturday at Piedmont Columbus Regional, said Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
Columbus police found Rivers wounded when they were called at 1:05 p.m. Saturday to the parking lot of the Citgo gas station at 1431 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Investigators have asked the public’s help in identifying the suspected gunman, described as a black man age 18 to 25 wearing a black track suit with white stripes, and driving a light colored, late model Chevrolet Impala. A black woman was in the car with him, police say.
Anyone with information on Rivers’ shooting is asked to contact Sgt. Jeff Kraus at 706-225-4374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rivers was killed just a day after 21-year-old, Treyvius R. Crowell died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the coroner said.
Crowell was pronounced dead at Piedmont Columbus Regional at 1:33 p.m. Friday, after he was found shot in a driveway in the 1800 block of Amber Drive, authorities said.
Anyone with information on Crowell’s shooting is asked to contact Cpl. Robert Nicholas at 706-225-4363 or email@example.com.
The two fatal shootings bring the total number of 2019 Columbus homicides so far to 32, by Bryan’s count. Columbus recorded 34 homicides in 2018, according to the coroner’s office.