Columbus teenager shot, killed at Eton Dr. and Emerson Ave. in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Georgia (WTVM) – A homicide investigation is underway following a drive-by shooting that killed a teenager in Columbus.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirms 15-year-old Travis Walton was shot near the 5200 block of Eton Dr. and Emerson Ave. Walton was pronounced dead at 12:31 p.m.

Police had also closed the road near Forrest Road and Wellborn Drive.

News Leader 9 spoke to a man who lives in this area and who says crimes often take place in this area. He also says this isn’t the first time a child has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the area.

“I say it’s improved over the past three to four years. It used to be not that many. Not too far down a few blocks on Acme Drive I think they killed a little boy there. I think it’s about eight or nine years old,” said

Bryan says Walton’s body has been taken for an autopsy and there is no word yet on a suspect. Walton’s family has also been notified.

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