Woman killed in Augusta shooting on Maxwell Street

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Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 2:03 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2023 at 10:21 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A woman died Tuesday after a shooting in Augusta, authorities said.

She was identified as Precious D’Antignac, 33.

At 12:51 p.m., the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 1100 block of Maxwell Street to investigate a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies found a woman who had been shot at least one time.

She was found inside her home and pronounced dead on the scene, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

An autopsy will be scheduled, said Bowen, who classified the death as a homicide.

The victim is the latest in a wave of violent crime that’s left more than 100 people dead across the CSRA in the past year and a half.

Although Augusta was hit hard early in the surge, the pace had relented in the city in recent weeks – but communities large and small have been affected on both sides of the Savannah River.

Authorities have blamed much of the problem on gangs.