GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: The Garden City Police Department is seeking information about a suspect vehicle seen in the area of 3rd Street on July 24 at about 1:30 a.m.
On July 24, the Garden City Police Department responded to a shooting incident on Oak Street near 4th Street in Garden City. A male subject was found deceased due to gunshot wounds. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Ronald Singleton from Garden City.
If you have any information concerning this vehicle and/or this homicide investigation, please call Detective Cpl. Rodriguez with the Garden City Police Department at 912-656-2715. You can also remain anonymous and contact CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020.
A fatal early-morning shooting is under investigation in Garden City.
According to the Garden City Police Department, officers responded to a shooting incident on Oak Street near 4th Street at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday where a male subject was found deceased from gunshot wounds. They say the victim has been identified as 30-year-old Ronald Singleton, of Garden City.
Chief Gilbert Ballard says Singleton was riding his bike in this area when he was shot and killed around 1:30 Friday morning.
“We don’t have a lot of leads at this point in this situation at 4th and Oak last night at 1:30 in the morning. But again, that doesn’t mean that people don’t talk to each other, see things, hear things. And that could be that piece of the puzzle that we really need the community’s assistance with,” said Chief Ballard.
Chief Ballard says in general, Garden City has seen a dramatic increase in gun violence over the past few months.
“I’m very disturbed about what I’m seeing. I’m very upset about Ronald Singleton’s death last night. He was a local Garden City resident for many years. We don’t believe that all these shootings, and we know for a fact in several of these shootings, they’re not connected. But for whatever reason people are deciding to pick up a weapon and firing it.”
Singleton's death was the third homicide of the year, and all three have been the result of gun violence.
There were no homicides within the city in the prior two years.
If you have any information concerning this homicide investigation please call Detective Cpl. Rodriguez with the Garden City Police Department at 912-656-2715. You can also remain anonymous and contact Crimestoppers at 912-234-2020.