Police release picture of Wrens Family Dollar shooting suspect

Woman shot at Wrens Family Dollar
Woman shot at Wrens Family Dollar(WRDW)
Published: Aug. 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM EDT
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WRENS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The GBI says they’re investigating a shooting at the Family Dollar in Wrens off of North Main Street.

At approximately 8:55am this morning, an individual entered the Family Dollar located at 505 N. Main Street in Wrens, produced a handgun from his pocket, and fired multiple shots at the store clerk, striking them at least once, according to the GBI.

Upon officers arriving on scene, the victim was alert and talking and was transported to an Augusta area Medical Facility for treatment.

The suspect then exited the store and entered a black, four-door 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata and departed the scene, traveling Southbound on U. S. 1.

They say the suspect is described as a Black Male possibly in his 40′s, 6-00/200-225lbs, bald, wearing gold-rimmed glasses. The suspect was dressed in a white T-shirt, dark colored cargo pants, and black tennis shoes. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous at this time.

Wrens shooting suspect
Wrens shooting suspect(wrdw)

The GBI says the woman was an employee of the store, but they don’t believe this was a robbery, or the suspect knew the woman. Wrens Police Chief Kitchens says crimes of this nature are very rare for the area.

If you have any details regarding this shooting, you are urged to call the Wrens Police Department at (478)625-4014, or the GBI at 1(800)-597-8477.

Chief Kitchens says his office is working with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office to determine if this shooting was connected to the shooting that happened on Deans Bridge Road about an hour prior. They have yet to determine if the suspects have matching descriptions.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Wrens Police Department, and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are working jointly on this investigation.

This is an ongoing story. Check back for details.

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