By Sara Belsole
COLUMBUS, GA - Columbus Police are investigating the city's sixth homicide of the year and the second club shooting in months involving underage patrons.
Officers were called to the Foxy Lady Lounge on Victory Drive around 2 a.m. Wednesday. When they got there they found two men suffering from gun shot wounds.
25-year-old Samuel Cash was hit in the arm and foot. Officials say he was treated and released from the Medical Center.
20-year-old Shannon Fields, Jr. was also shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead on scene.
Investigators say they believe the shooter entered the club and began firing at Fields. They say although the shooting happened during business hours, employees and customers couldn't give an accurate description of the shooter.
Fields was acquitted just over a year ago in the 20-0 murder of Wayman Glenn James. Attorney Stacey Jackson represented him.
"Although he had his criminal history or what have you, I feel like he was a good guy, a good young man, had a finance and two young children, a boy and a girl," Jackson says.
Jackson says his client never felt threatened after his trial, and doesn't think the shooting is connected.
"After the trial was over and he was exonerated on the murder case, there was no lasting effects or anything from that trial whatsoever," Jackson says.
Officials say Foxy Lady is a 21 and up club. This is the second time this year a club shooting has involved underage customers.
In January, one was killed and six others, including two minors, were injured inside the Majestic Sports Bar. Owner James Weaver, Jr. and night manager Nathaniel Smith were fined, and the city revoked the club's alcohol license.
According to Columbus property tax records, Oksun Adams has owned Foxy Lady for 15 years. NBC 38 attempted to speak with her this morning, but she refused to answer the door.
This is not the first time police have responded to violence her club. Last summer, a man was shot in the buttocks at the club.
19-year-old Bryant Toombs lives behind the club and says he is not surprised. "This happens almost everyday so it's no surprise," he says. "I grew up around this, so it's not really nothing."
When asked about Foxy Lady Lounge, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson told NBC 38 "We will look at its call and incident history to determine whether grounds exist to move forward with the revocation process."
If you have any information on the shooting, call Columbus Police at (706) 653-3400.
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