Name released for car passenger killed in Augusta shooting

There are new developments on shootings in Girard, Augusta and Thomson that have happened in the past several days.
Published: Apr. 26, 2023 at 8:59 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Coroner’s Office and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Usaini Yunusa, of Austell, according to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office.

At 5:55 p.m., the sheriff’s office responded to St. Andrews Drive and Perimeter Drive for shots fired with two victims.

While the victims were driving down the road, an unidentified person shot at the vehicle, striking the victims, according to the sheriff’s office.

The driver sped off on Perimeter Parkway and crashed into trees at the intersection of Interstate Parkway.

Coroner Mark Bowen says the driver was taken to hospital, and the passenger was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:45 p.m.

A neighbor tells News 12 that around 6:30 p.m., nine officers were on the scene of St. Andrews Drive in Estates at Perimeter.