McDuffie County shooting claims 1 life

Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 10:36 AM EDT
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DEARING, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting early today in the McDuffie County community of Dearing.

At approximately 2:20 a.m., the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office received a report of gunshots in the 4500 block of Hillman Gay Road. Upon arrival, deputies found a deceased male inside a home.

It appeared he died as a result of a gunshot wound, authorities reported.

His identity had not been released, and his body was sent to a crime lab for an autopsy.

The sheriff’s agency asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist with the case.

The McDuffie County Coroner’s Ooffice and the Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office are also working on the case.

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