UPDATE: Wilkes County shootings leaves one person injured, another dead

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Monday, May 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The GBI tells News 12 NBC 26 that they are awaiting an autopsy to be performed either today or tomorrow. More information to come soon.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, GA. – The GBI and the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office need your help after finding a man dead. Deputies responded to a shooting around 1am on Alabama Street in Washington on Saturday.

Deputies found a man lying unresponsive along the roadway. The victim was transported to Wills Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the Wilkes County Coroner.. The victim has been identified as Darrius J. Wilkinson of Firetower Road in Lincolnton, Ga.

Wilkinson’s body will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur, GA where an autopsy will be performed at a later time.

A second male arrived at Wills Memorial Hospital by private vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. This victim was subsequently transported to AUMC in Augusta, Ga. for treatment.

Anyone with information relating to Darrius Wilkinson’s death is asked to call the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office at 706-678-2224 or the GBI, Thomson Office, at 706-595-2575.