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Two women injured in Wayne Co. shooting

Published: Jun. 16, 2021 at 9:26 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 4:41 PM EDT
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JESUP, Ga. (WTOC) - The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting they say left two women injured.

This is the third shooting in Wayne County to happen on Wednesday.

Sheriff Chuck Moseley says this shooting happened on Shellcracker Road. He says two women were injured when they were shot by a third woman.

No word at this time on the victim’s conditions.

The first shooting happened Wednesday morning on West Cherry Street in downtown Jesup. A second shooting happened on North 3rd Street near Oak Street in Jesup on Wednesday evening.

The sheriff says the shooting Wednesday night mirrored the two earlier in Jesup - an argument that got heated led someone to pull a trigger for little to no reason.

Sheriff Chuck Moseley says that ongoing argument between the women led to the shooting. He says he’s disheartened by the level of aggression and violence from people in recent times. He’s thankful the victims in the shooting Wednesday night will recover, as well as the ones injured in the city’s cases.

He says more and more communities see this kind of violence over things that once upon a time got settled differently.

“With the older generation, you could have a knock down drag out, then go have a glass of milk together. These days, if there’s an argument, somebody’s going to grab for a gun or a knife,” said Sheriff Moseley.

The sheriff says they’re searching for the woman they suspect in the shooting. They don’t want to identify her yet.

One merchant WTOC spoke to downtown says the fact none of the three appear connected takes away some of the worry. She says more and more disagreements turn into shootings when she says they shouldn’t.

“If it’s in self-defense and things escalate, I can understand that. But these, I just don’t understand. It’s at a barbecue. What can happen that bad at a barbecue,” said Renee Coker.

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