GBI investigates shooting of 2 victims injured in Wilkes County

Cornelious Burley
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Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 6:35 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 9:50 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting incident that injured two people in Washington.

On Monday at 1:42 p.m., deputies responded to a report of shots fired around Ashley Drive and Baltimore Road.

Once deputies arrived, they found a 2021 Honda Accord parked at the intersection of the road that was hit by gunfire. Deputies found Tre’Vontae Gray, 17, of Washington, inside the car, shot at least once.

Gray was airlifted to an Augusta hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries.

Deputies later learned that a second occupant in the car, Cornelious Burley, 17, of Washington, was taken by private vehicle to Piedmont Athens Hospital, where he was treated and released for a gunshot wound.

At 1:54 p.m., the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office requested GBI’s assistance.

Investigators discovered the Honda Accord and a 2007 Ford Explorer, also found in the area at the time of the shooting incident, had been hit by gunfire. The occupant of the Ford Explorer was not injured during the incident.

When Burley was released from the hospital, he was taken to the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, where he was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

GBI says additional arrests are expected.

Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI at (706) 595-2575 or the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 678-2224. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.