The Richmond County Sheriff's Office confirms that a shooting took place around 10:30 on Saturday night in the parking lot of Bi-Lo Supermarket at 1631 Gordon Highway.
Deputies responded and located the body of a deceased male in the parking lot. Michael Hanson was shot at least once and was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:05 p.m. according to the Richmond County Coroner's Office. Hanson's autopsy will be done in Atlanta.
The deputy who heard the shooting
called in a suspect vehicle and followed it. The vehicle was subsequently
stopped on the 2100 block of Cook Rd. Three men were
taken into custody from the vehicle and one was found to have a gunshot wound
and is presently receiving medical treatment. This incident is believed
to be drug related.
We will continue to update you on this incident as more details become available.
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