Man found shot in Swainsboro

Man found shot in Swainsboro

SWAINSBORO, GA (WTOC) - The Swainsboro Police Department responded to a fatal shooting on Kings Circle Drive around 3:15 a.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, officers found 40-year-old Bernie Mathew Givens suffering from a gunshot wound in the doorway of the home. Police secured the area and called for an ambulance. Givens was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told investigators they heard a single shot and went looking for the cause. They found Givens and called 911 after realizing he had been shot.

The incident is being investigated by the Swainsboro Police and Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

WTOC will update this story as more information becomes available.

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