3rd victim in Ga. Motel 6 shooting dies, investigation continues, coroner says

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Officials confirmed a third victim has died following a shooting in February.

On Feb. 18, Columbus police began investigating a shooting at a Motel 6 on Victory Drive.

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According to police, 53-year-old Michael Carter, Sr. and 19-year-old Michael Carter, Jr. with gunshot wounds inside the hotel room. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition to the two men killed, officers said 50-year-old Toya Carter and a child were also shot during the incident and are in critical condition at an area hospital.


Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan told Channel 2 Action News that 50-year-old Toya Carter was pronounced dead two weeks after the shooting.

Bryan added that the 4-year-old did not sustain life-threatening injuries and is home with other family members.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Sgt. D. Baker at 706-225-4296.


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