Sunday, January 6, 2019
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's quiet today at the Knights Inn on Boy Scout Road. But the scene left behind from the night before tells a different story.
"We heard the sirens and all of that out there," Jonathan Jones, a hotel guest at the Knights Inn said. "Every time I hear that I'm thinking, what happened?"
Jonathan and his wife say they hid in their room as sirens rushed by.
"The ambulance was out there, the rescue truck was out there," Jones said.
A few doors down, more than five bullets were fired. Some of the bullets broke through the wall into people's rooms.
One of those bullets hit 21-year-old Edwin Colon. Deputies say Colon was arguing with two to three people when one of those people started firing at him.
"Violence is not the key to anything," Jones said. "We've learned that over the years. It proves nothing."
The suspects fled the scene. Deputies and K9 units searched all night for the suspects, but they still haven't found them.
Jonathan says after last night, he's leaving.
"Because I have children. But at the same time, it's life. And it keeps happening over and over again. We've got to put an end to this violence."
The victim was taken to the hospital and is now stable. It's an outcome that could've ended very differently.
"We don't know the cause behind all of it, but we can just pray and hope that everything's alright and that there's another life around."
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Sunday, January 6, 2019
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released new information from a shooting that injured one man at the Knights Inn on Saturday night.
Officials say Edwin Colon, of the 4400 block of Wrightsboro Rd was shot once, with the bullet hitting his back. Investigators believe Colon was involved in an argument with two to three people when one of those people began firing at him, striking him in the back.
The suspects involved then left the scene. Colon was then taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. Those injuries are not believed to be life threatening, and he is stable at this time.
Officials plan on releasing a description of those suspects soon as the investigation continues.
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Richmond County Sheriff's Office confirms one person was shot at least once outside of his room at Knights Inn. Deputies are searching for multiple suspects.
At the 200 block of Boy Scout Road, the victim was confronted by 2 to 3 people who pulled a gun on him, then fired shots. The suspects then took off.
RCSO has deputies and K9 units on scene searching now. There is no description of suspects.
This story is developing. Check back for updates.