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Shooting at Augusta motel leaves man injured

This was the scene on Oct. 1, 2021, outside the Country Hearth Inn, site of a shooting earlier...
This was the scene on Oct. 1, 2021, outside the Country Hearth Inn, site of a shooting earlier in the morning.(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 11:10 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators are on the scene of a shooting that was reported Friday morning at a motel on Gordon Highway.

The shooting was reported at 9:53 a.m. at Country Hearth Inn, 2182 Gordon Highway, according to deputies.

A man suffered at least one gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

As of just after 11 a.m., investigators were still on the scene of the shooting just south of the highway’s intersection with Bobby Jones Expressway.

There are several motels, a few fast-food restaurants and some convenience stores along the stretch of the highway that leads to Fort Gordon.

It wasn’t the first shooting in Augusta this week. One on Tuesday left a man dead.

At 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for shots fired outside of the Level 9 Sports Bar & Grille, 3054 Damascus Road, a couple of miles east of Friday’s shooting.

Corey Lamont Thomas, 37, was found shot at least one time and transported to Augusta University Medical Center by emergency medical crews. Thomas was pronounced dead at 9:47 a.m.

This was the scene on Oct. 1, 2021, outside the Country Hearth Inn, site of a shooting earlier...
This was the scene on Oct. 1, 2021, outside the Country Hearth Inn, site of a shooting earlier in the morning.(WRDW)

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