Man shot in buttocks causes two schools to be placed on alert

Published: Feb. 27, 2019 at 2:24 PM EST
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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Two Augusta area schools were placed on a public safety alert after officials said a man was shot nearby.

According to officials, that shooting happened in the area of Essie McIntyre Boulevard and Hester Street.

Dispatch says a man was shot in the buttocks by three black males -- one with dreadlocks -- who fled the scene in a dark silver Camry.

As a result of the shooting, officials say, Josey High School and Murphy Middle School were placed on that alert. Neither school was locked down as a result.