A mailbox was damaged during a shooting early Saturday on Jonathan Circle that sent one man to the hospital. (Source: WFXG)
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened Saturday in an Augusta neighborhood and sent one man to the hospital.
Around 2:10 a.m., deputies responded to a call at 3539 Jonathan Circle.
They found 28-year-old Nathan Simpson laying in the front yard of 3541 Jonathan Circle with multiple gunshot wounds. Simpson was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment.
Deputies said the suspects left the scene in a black Ford Explorer.
A woman who lives near Simpson voiced her concerns about the shooting and said she fears for her and her daughter's safety. She wishes to remain anonymous since the shooters have still not been caught.
She said she heard the gunshots early Saturday morning and immediately checked to see if her daughter was okay.
"It frightened me," she said. "It woke me up out my sleep actually."
She said she called police after hearing the loud pops go off outside her house.
"I just wanted to make sure that everybody was safe because it sounded like gunshots. It was the Fourth, so I thought that maybe it was firecrackers, but just because it was so loud, it didn't sound right," she said.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said they found multiple shell cases of two different calibers on the street. According to an incident report, a car, a mailbox and a house all had bullet damage.
When the woman found out her neighbor had been shot, she said she couldn't believe the news.
"I was totally shocked," she said. "It was so sad because I didn't know whether or not that person was okay."
With plenty of kids living in the neighborhood and a daughter of her own, the neighbor said this shooting will make her take extra safety measures.
"I guess we have to be safe and keep the doors locked and, you know, just be aware of our surroundings because it's scary," she said.
There is no word yet on Simpson's condition and anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1000.
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