Witnesses found a man who had been shot in the yard of a house in the 1000 block of Seventh Street Northwest around 2:40 p.m. Saturday. The GBI was requested to assist about 3:50 p.m., according to Jamy Steinberg, agent in charge of the GBI's Thomasville office.
The man was attended to by EMS and later transported by helicopter to an out of county trauma center where he remains at last report, Steinberg said.
Agents and Moultrie police conducted several searches throughout the night, processed several scenes related to the event and interviewed multiple witnesses, he said. No arrests have been made at this time.
"About 9 p.m., agents and Moultrie police were still out working the previous shooting investigation from earlier in the afternoon, when a 911 call came in about another shooting in the 800 block of 12th Avenue Southeast," Steinberg said. "Police, agents and deputies arrived to find a female who had been shot. The injuries sustained proved to be fatal, and she passed away a short time later at a local hospital. Additional agents and GBI crime scene personnel also responded to assist with the second shooting."
The second shooting appeared to be a “drive-by” shooting where multiple rounds were fired at the victim and others present at a residence, Steinberg said. Agents conducted an extensive crime scene examination which involved approximately half of a city block. During the crime scene search, multiple shell casings and projectiles were recovered from houses and vehicles that were struck by gunfire.
Agents and Moultrie police were also assisted by Colquitt County deputies and Moultrie Fire Department personnel at the scene.
The two shootings are being reviewed to see if there are any connections that link the two cases, Steinberg said. An autopsy is pending on the female victim at the GBI Crime Lab.
These cases are active and ongoing, he said. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the GBI at 229-225-4090, Moultrie Police at 229-985-3131 or Colquitt 911.