Effingham Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating death on McLaws Road

(Associated Press)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 11:44 AM EDT
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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation in the area of McLaws Road.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched just after 8 p.m. Monday to the area of McLaws Road where they discovered a critically injured male.

The person who was shot, identified as 13-year-old Joey Carney, was transported to the hospital in Effingham County where he was pronounced deceased.

Police say this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community.

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