Richmond County Deputies investigate shooting

Richmond County Deputies investigate shooting

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting. Deputies were called to a location on 2810 Thomas Lane early Saturday morning.

Deputies found the 22-year-old victim was shot in the stomach at the Regency Village Apartments on Thomas Lane.

The victim was taken to GRU for treatment. Officials say 23-year-old Paul Collins is the suspect in the shooting. He was arrested last night and Deputies aren't yet saying what he's being charged with.

One woman who lives across the street from where the shooting happened said she'd feel more comfortable if there were more of a police presence in the area.

"It's really quiet out here you can usually walk around with no problem. Its really nothing goes on. Its scares me. I feel like the police that ride through during the daytime, they should be riding through at nighttime the same," Katiyah Smiley.

The incident is still under investigation. Deputies are saying the victim is still in the hospital and under anesthesia.

We will have more details as they become available.

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