- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

COLUMBUS, Georgia (AP) - A man is dead after he was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon inside a mall in Columbus, Georgia.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan tells local media outlets that the victim, Anthony Meredith, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Meredith, 24, was pronounced dead at Midtown Medical Center.

The front entrance of Peachtree Mall was sealed off with crime scene tape as Columbus police investigate the shooting that reportedly happened around 8 p.m. in the food court.

On March 4 a 16-year-old girl was shot in the back during an apparent dispute. The week before police investigated an apparent gunshot fired into the floor. Police believe a gun discharged in the pocket of a shopper.

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