COLUMBUS, Ga. — News 3 confirms a man is recovering Wednesday night after being shot multiple times.
Columbus police confirm 25-year-old Shaqual Brown was hot three times in the Elizabeth Canty Apartment complex. According to Lieutenant Bill Gasaway, Brown was shot once in the forearm, the leg and the groin. Columbus Fire and EMS told News 3 Brown was taken to the Medical Center in stable condition, following the shooting that happened around 5:40 p.m.
Also following the shooting neighbors and some who live nearby gathered outside of the apartment complex. Some of them on edge, including one woman who was forced to move from the BTW Apartments, that have since been demolished.
“I moved from BTW to Elizabeth Canty and like I said I’m ready to leave Elizabeth Canty..they talking about BTW was bad..Elizabeth Canty got it beat,” says Voletta Morris.
Neighbors say they believe they know where the crime surrounding Elizabeth Canty Apartments stems from.
“It ain’t the people who stay here it’s the people that come here,” says Morris.
Long-time residents of Columbus also weighted in.
“You know this area right here.. You used to have fights..and things of that sort…shooting? It’s ridiculous…it’s too much happening in such a small time…this the third of fourth time since I been over here in less than three months,” Tommie Atkins.
Other neighbors say the shooting happened near the intersection of Canty Place and Cusseta Road. Neighbors say they believe some questions could be answered from some of the footage captured from a camera on the side of an Elizabeth Canty Apartment building near those roads before the shooting.
Columbus police say there are no arrests in the shooting. They say, anyone with information is urged to contact them. News 3 reached out to Midtown Medical for an update on the victim’s condition. Representatives say, no information is available at this time. We also reached out to the Muscogee County Coroners, who say, they also don’t have an update.