1 person injured in shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

There’s something in the air in Augusta. It makes taking a breath that much harder.
Published: Jun. 3, 2023 at 3:34 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in the 1700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that left one man injured.

Deputies responded to the scene at 2:05 p.m. Saturday.

According to deputies, he was shot at least one time in the leg and was transported to the hospital.

It was one of the latest shootings in a bloody week for the CSRA:

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.