Groves HS remains on lockdown after nearby shooting

Groves HS remains on lockdown after nearby shooting

GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) - Groves High School and Mercer Middle School were put on a precautionary lockdown due to a shooting outside a gas station on Augusta Road.

The lockdown means that no one is allowed in or out of the school. It will remain in effect until Garden City police give the all-clear. As of 11:41 a.m. the lockdown at Mercer Middle was lifted, according to SCCPSS spokesman Kurt Hetager.

Garden City Police Chief David Lyons told WTOC that a shooting occurred Friday morning when two men were arguing.

Lyons said two men were standing outside the Exxon station at 4801 Augusta Rd. when one of them shot the other several times in the middle of the argument. The shooter left before police arrived. Police are searching for the gunman. Witnesses are being interviewed by police.

He said the black male who was shot is still alive and being transported to an area hospital.

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