1 dead, 4 injured in Burke County shooting; suspects wanted
GIRARD, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects in a shooting that left one person dead and four others injured.
Deputies say on Saturday morning around 1:12 a.m., they responded to a shooting call at 232 Claxton Road.
Upon arrival, deputies found five people had suffered from gunshot wounds. All victims were taken to area hospitals to be treated.
The location of the shooting was at an unlicensed bar and shot house operated by Kenneth Brigham. Brigham was arrested and charged with maintaining a disorderly house.
The sheriff’s office says they have responded to multiple incidents at the bar in the past.
In the investigation, deputies on the scene found bullets from several different weapons. Multiple cars were also towed as “vehicles of interest”.
Shortly after being taken to the hospital, one of the victims, 34-year-old Dereck Hilton of Sardis, succumbed to his injuries.
The sheriff’s office identified Jordon James Perkins and Jawuandre Kelly as suspects. Both men should be considered armed and dangerous and the sheriff’s office is advising caution when dealing with them.
The sheriff’s office says as at this time the motive for the shooting is unknown.
If you have any information about the shooting or have seen the suspects, please call the sheriff’s office at 706-554-6633 or 706-554-2133.
Callers can remain anonymous.
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