Columbus teen killed in Springcreek Village shooting

Columbus teen killed in Springcreek Village shooting

A 17-year-old is dead following a shooting in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the north side of Columbus late Saturday night.

Columbus police officials, along with Community Ambulance medics and Engine 3 firefighters responded to 8082 Veterans Parkway, which is Sugarcreek Village, where they found one person shot around 10:35 P.M. on Saturday, January 7, 2023.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan was summoned to the scene and pronounced 17-year-old Giancarlos Rivera-Lopez deceased at 11:15 P.M. due to multiple gunshot wounds.

Rivera-Lopez will be sent for an autopsy. Rivera-Lopez is the second homicide victim of 2023.