Latest shooting at Dogwood Terrace leaves 1 person injured
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - With its days numbered an Augusta apartment complex that’s no stranger to shootings has become the site of a new one.
The Dogwood Terrace public housing complex off Old Savannah Road was the site of a shooting Sunday night that injured one person.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office learned of the shooting at 11:36 p.m., when deputies responded to the Augusta University Medical Center emergency room, where a gunshot victim was being treated for an injury that was not life-threatening.
Deputies on Monday morning questioned Johnnie Lee Bailey Jr., 236, in connection with the shooting.
The shooting isn’t the first for the complex. Most notable in recent months, it’s where 8-year-old Arbrie Anthony was killed Jan. 8 in a drive-by shooting. Several suspects have been indicted in that shooting as well as one two days earlier that injured a pair of teenagers two days earlier at the same complex.
The latest shooting comes as authorities discuss tearing down the complex and redeveloping the site. The Housing Authority of Augusta plans to file an application soon as a result of a discussion that started months ago.
The authority will meet with residents May 12 to give them more insight on what the next steps are.
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Sunday night’s shooting — and another one Monday morning in the 900 block of D’Antignac Street — come amid a recent wave of shootings in the region, some of them causing injuries and others fatal.
Although the violence seemed to have subsided in Augusta, both shootings – as well as gunfire at deputies during a weekend vehicle pursuit – could signal a renewed surge in violent crime that’s been plaguing Richmond County in recent weeks.
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