56-year-old woman killed by shooting in Augusta

Richmond County Sheriff's Office generic, Augusta, Ga.
Richmond County Sheriff's Office generic, Augusta, Ga.(WRDW)
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 11:56 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 10:02 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A woman died after being shot late Thursday in Augusta, one of the latest victims of a surge in violent crime that’s been sweeping the CSRA since spring.

The victim, identified as 56-year-old Kimberly Harris-Opoku, was found in the 1100 block of Anderson Avenue, near 12th Street, after deputies were called there before 11:30 p.m., according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen reported.

She lived at or near the scene where she was found, according to Bowen.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

The shooting was among dozens of slayings that have occurred in a rash of deadly crime that’s swept the CSRA since mid-April. There have been more than 40 homicides and suspicious deaths in the region since April 14.

As the largest community, Augusta has been hit especially hard.