(GIRARD, Ga) - Burke County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of one person and injured four others.  It happened on the 200 Block of Claxton Road in Girard, during a party, early Saturday.  

According to Captain Jimmy Wylds,

"At 1:12 a.m. this morning Burke County deputies responded to a call at 232 Claxton Road regarding a shooting. Upon arrival deputies found that 5 people had been shot. Dereck Hilton of Sardis was transported to Burke Health where he succumbed to his injuries. All other victims were taken to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

At this time we are still investigating the incident and currently have no motive for the shootings. As you can see in the attached incident report it appears that more than one shooter was involved. 

The address in known to us and we have made arrest there in the past. Again, we are in the early stages of investigating this incident and more information will be forth coming."




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