GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WTOC) – Law enforcement is investigating after two people were shot on Tuesday night in Garden City.
According to a Garden City Police Department lieutenant at the scene, an incident started near 5th Street. One victim was shot in the leg and is expected to be OK. The second victim was shot in the chest.
Police got the call around 7:35 p.m. and found one victim on 6th Street and U.S. 80. They then received another call two blocks away near 5th Street with non-life threatening injuries.
An initial report from a police officer at the scene stated the second victim had died. Later Tuesday night, the Garden City police chief told WTOC that he could not confirm that report.
Garden City Councilman Richard Lassiter was also at the scene earlier and says this year, there have been 17 shootings in his district.
He also says police are doing a great job but the community has to step up.
“We’ve had rallies, we hosted a car parade to stop the gun violence and it’s just frustrating because it’s steadily increasing by the moment you know,” said Councilman Lassiter.
The Garden City chief told WTOC that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to assist.
WTOC has a crew on scene and will provide updates as we learn new information.
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