Columbus police are also investigating deadly shooting at the intersection of River Road and Veteran's Parkway early Saturday morning.

At approximately 1:51 a.m. the 911 Center received a report of gunshots fired at the location.

Upon the officer's arrival, nothing was located.

Officers then received a call to Midtown Medical Center in reference to a victim that was there suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victim, Donald Matthews, later died from his injuries.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, he was pronounced dead at 6:36 a.m. Saturday. 

Bryan tells News Leader 9 Matthews was an active military member.

The CPD is attempting to locate a person of interest in reference to the shooting. This investigation is ongoing.


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