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Investigators searching for Douglas Street shooting suspects

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Residents on Douglas Street say their neighborhood is generally a quiet area, but last night that silence was broken.

"I was in the house with my god-sister," said Ashley Williams, a neighbor off Douglas Street. "We were sitting there watching TV. Then we heard about six, seven shots go off."

"I was in the house watching TV and I just heard gun shots firing," said Faye Williams, a neighbor off Douglas Street.

Richmond County investigators said Kentrell Wright, 23, was shot while he was walking home. Investigators say two men first robbed Wright of his money and cell phone; then when he was trying to get away they started shooting at him with semi-automatic handguns. Investigators say one of the bullets hit Wright just below his left ear exiting out the left side of his upper lip.

Deputies say Wright was taken to the hospital where he is in stable condition.

Neighbors are surprised this happened in their area.

"So far we haven't had any violence or nothing around here in a long, long time, and everything has been calm, so for something like that to happen at that time of night is really out of the ordinary," Ashley Williams said.

 "Every now and then, we have things that happen, but that's every 10, 15 years," Faye Williams said. "But basically we have a real good neighborhood."

Now deputies are searching for the two suspects. Investigators say both men were seen leaving the area possibly in a black Mitubishi driven by a third suspect. As for neighbors, they hope their area turns back into the quiet neighborhood they once enjoyed.

Original Story:

Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office are searching for a pair of suspects accused of shooting and robbing a man overnight on Douglas Street in Augusta.

Overnight shortly before midnight, Kentrell Wright, 23, was walking along the 1700 block of Douglas Street when two suspects approached him, armed with semi-automatic handguns.

The suspects robbed Wright of his money and cell phones, and when Wright attempted to run from the scene, one of the suspects shot him.

Wright was struck by a bullet just below his left ear. He was transported to Georgia Regents University Hospital in stable condition, with injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening.

The RCSO has released the following information about the suspects:

  • B/M25-30yoa, 5'08" to 5'09", medium complexion, goatee beard, wearing a black coat and black pants.
  • B/M, 5'11" to 6'o", 180-200lbs, wearing all black with black hood.

Both suspects were seen leaving the scene in a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Mitsubishi model, driven by a third suspect.

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