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24-year-old man dies after being shot in Augusta

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Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 11:22 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A man has died after being shot in the upper torso late Thursday in Augusta, according to deputies.

Brandon Peoples, 24, was shot around 10:45 p.m. Thursday in the the 2300 block of Prague Court, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies identified him as being from Augusta, while Coroner Mark Bowen said he was from Girard, a small community in Burke County a few miles east of Waynesboro. Bowen also spelled the victim’s last name as Peebles. We’re trying to clarify the discrepancies.

He was found by deputies responding to a report of gunshots in the neighborhood south of Gordon Highway and about a mile east of Fort Gordon’s Gate 1.

The victim was taken to Augusta University Medical Center, but authorities said late Friday morning he had succumbed to his injuries. Bowen said he was pronounced dead at 11:23 p.m. Thursday.

Bowen said the victim’s body is being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab for an autopsy.

The shooting is still under investigation, and deputies aren’t releasing further information for the time being.

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