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GBI called in after 3 shootings shake Wilkes County

Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 10:33 PM EDT
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WILKES COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The GBI has been investigating three shootings that have occurred in Wilkes County in the past week.

Investigator Pat Morgan with the GBI confirms:

On Sept. 9, the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office investigated a drive-by shooting that resulted in no injuries on Tate Street.

Several hours later around 10 a.m., there were reports of a drive-by shooting at a house on Pecan Grove Road. Officials say two children were shot and suffered injuries. Both children were treated and have since been released from the hospital.

A 23-year-old suspect has since been charged in connection with that case. Delvonte Harris was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm.

On Sept. 14, a GBI agent was in Wilkes County following leads about the shooting on Sept. 9. Around midmorning, the agent called the GBI to confirm there was another shooting.

From left: Rydrequces Cullars and Delvonte Harris
From left: Rydrequces Cullars and Delvonte Harris(WRDW)

One man was shot and is currently being treated at a hospital in Augusta.

The GBI has made two arrests in the most recent shooting. One suspect, Rydrequces Cullars, 25, of Washington, was booked into Wilkes County jail and charged with aggravated assault, and possession of firearm.

The other suspect, Delvonte Harris, 23, of Washington, was arrested after a brief car chase with police. The arrest was made in Athens-Clarke County. He has been charged with aggravated assault and other charges are pending.

The GBI is investigating whether these three shootings are connected.

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