2 men killed in separate shootings in Phenix City, Alabama

Two people were killed overnight in separate shootings in Phenix City, police said.

One has been identified as Johnathon Larson, 34, authorities said. The other person’s name had not been disclosed.

Larson died in the later of the two incidents. Police were called at 4:20 a.m. to the 2000 block of 45e Street, where they found Larson dead from a gunshot wound. His body will be sent to the Montgomery State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

About eight hours earlier, at 7:43 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a shooting in the 700 block of Epworth Street, where one person was killed and three injured. The family of the deceased had not been informed, officers said.

An ambulance took the injured to the Columbus Midtown Piedmont Regional Hospital, where they were treated and released, police said.

Anyone with information about either of the shootings was urged to call Phenix City Police 334-298-0611, 334-448-2837 or 334-448-2822.

Tim Chitwood is from Seale, Ala., And started as a police reporter for the Ledger-Enquirer in 1982. He has since covered the Columbus serial murders and other homicides, following some of the scene. from the crime to trial verdicts and subsequent appeals. . He has also been a Ledger-Enquirer humor columnist since 1987. He graduated from Auburn University and started working for the weekly Phenix Citizen in Phenix City, Ala.

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