Man killed, woman injured in shooting on Henry Street

Richmond County Sheriff's Office- generic
Richmond County Sheriff's Office- generic(WRDW)
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 4:36 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2023 at 10:32 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - One person has died and one has been injured in a shooting Thursday night on Henry Street, authorities say.

According to authorities, at 9:40 p.m., deputies responded to the 2500 block of Henry Street in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies say they located an adult female who had been shot at least once and an adult male with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The female was transported to the hospital for treatment of her injury, and the male succumbed to his injury, according to authorities.

He was identified Friday morning as Thomas L. King, 62, and he lived in the 2500 block of Henry Street, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

It was Augusta’s second fatal shooting in 24 hours and the third in the CSRA this week.

Late Thursday afternoon, a 15-year-old boy was killed in a shooting at Windsor Spring Road and Rosier Road in Augusta.

And on Monday, a Graniteville 19-year-old died after being found shot on Redd Street near Tennessee Avenue in Aiken.

The shootings are all part of an outbreak of violence that’s claimed more than 90 lives in a little over a year across the CSRA.

The outbreak has affected communities large and small on both sides of the Savannah River, although as the largest community, Augusta has been hit hard.

Many of the victims and suspects have been young men, and authorities have blamed much of the problem on gangs.