Waynesboro shooting leaves 13-year-old girl in critical condition; suspect ID’d
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A shooting early Monday in Waynesboro left a teenage girl in critical condition, according to authorities.
The Waynesboro Police Department and Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting at 2:15 a.m. at Martin Luther King and Blakeney Street.
Arriving officers found a 13-year-old girl had been shot and was in critical condition.
She was taken by ambulance to a hospital and as of 10:15 a.m. was in surgery, authorities said.
Burke County investigators said they identified Alfonzo Green, 17, as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. They described him as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds and with black hair and brown eyes. They also released a photo of him.
Green should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said, and anyone with information about him or the case is urged to call investigators at 706-554-2133 or 911.
The shooting is the latest in a streak of violent crime that’s swept across the region and that reached a tipping point over the July Fourth weekend, leading Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to declare a state of emergency and activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help deal with the problem.
Among the most recent incidents was a shooting last Tuesday that injured one person at 2706 Blossom Drive in Augusta. Just days before during the Fourth of July weekend, shootings left two people dead and at least five injured in the CSRA. In Atlanta that weekend, a shooting took the life of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks died.
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