By Associated Press - Sunday, July 5, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Columbus police are investigating separate killings that claimed the lives of two men.

Authorities say both slayings happened on the Fourth of July.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said 35-year-old Zachery Lenard Clark was pronounced dead of multiple gunshots at 2:39 a.m. Saturday.

Police Lt. John McMichael said that about two hours later, a 24-year-old man later identified as Blake Bernard Berry was taken to Midtown Medical Center, where he later died of a gunshot wound.

McMichael tells The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ( that both shootings are under investigation as homicides, which are Columbus’ sixth and seventh of the year. No arrests had been made.


Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer,

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