The victims were five women and five men, and include various
injuries to their arms, legs, feet, shoulder and one was grazed in the
head; all of the injuries have been reported at not life-threatening at
this time, and all victims have been treated and released. The ages of
the victims range from 16 years old to 29 years old.
“We called in
the GBI Crime Scene Unit to assist us in processing the crime scene
while our investigators responded to area hospitals to interview the
persons shot. The initial incident occurred within the confines of the
building which was occupied according to information received by a very
large crowd,” Smith said. “Our investigators determined through witness
statements that an altercation occurred involving several subjects over
illegal gambling that was taking place in the back portion of the
The suspected gambling reportedly caused a fight where
weapons were drawn and shots fired. Many of the victims fled the scene
before law enforcement arrived.