UPDATED: Albanians shot to death in Columbus

Albanians shot to death in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WALB) - Three people were shot on Mellon Street in Columbus Sunday night. Two of them died, and they were from Albany.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said that Lamonte Denard Muff, 28, from Albany, died from multiple gunshot wounds at 10:56 Sunday night.

Lyatray Lisshawn Buchanan, 24, also from Albany, died from a gunshot wound at just after 11 p.m. Sunday.

They were both pronounced dead at a Columbus medical center.

When he first arrived to the medical center he went to Lamonte Muff’s room, Bryan said he “counted like six holes (and) one of them might have been an exit.”

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said that Lamonte Denard Muff, 28, from Albany, died from multiple gunshot wounds at 10:56 Sunday night. They were shot on Mellon Street in Columbus.
Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said that Lamonte Denard Muff, 28, from Albany, died from multiple gunshot wounds at 10:56 Sunday night. They were shot on Mellon Street in Columbus.

“On the other gentleman (Buchanan), I’m not 100 percent sure as they had his head wrapped and I don’t unwrap heads,” Bryan said. "It’s required by state law that I send them up there as they lay.”

Both bodies are being sent to Decatur to be autopsied.

Bryan said family members were notified around 6 a.m. Monday.

“The first and foremost thing, first thing I did was tell them that I was sorry to have to be making that call and that I will keep them in my prayers,” Bryan said. "I wanted them to know that I would pay total respect to these two young men.”

A third unidentified victim is in the hospital.

WALB has reached out to Columbus police for the latest on the investigation but have yet to hear back.

This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.

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