Investigators searching for Douglas Street shooting suspects
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -
on Douglas Street say their neighborhood is generally a quiet area, but last
night that silence was broken.
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."
was in the house watching TV and I just heard gun shots firing," said Faye Williams, a neighbor off Douglas Street.
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.
say Wright was taken to the hospital where he is in stable condition.
are surprised this happened in their area.
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
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
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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