Over the weekend, what was meant to be a festive block party in Screven County turned into a scene of mayhem and violence, leaving six people injured from gunfire and numerous vehicles damaged.

The incident occurred in the Lawton Place neighborhood during the early hours of Sunday morning, shocking residents and law enforcement alike.

According to Sheriff Mike Kile of Screven County, the shooting unfolded among a crowd of approximately 500 people. "They were shooting down… they were in the dark and shooting into the light," Sheriff Kile remarked, emphasizing the chaotic nature of the event.

He further noted that while block parties have been held in the area before, nothing of this magnitude has ever occurred.

Residents of Lawton Place described being awakened by the sound of gunfire.

Frankie Grace, a resident in the neighborhood, recalled, "My fiancé heard the shooting and stuff, and we don’t know really what went on. The next day… I went by there and they was telling me about it."

Law enforcement responded to the scene, with multiple agencies including the Sylvania Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, and Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office arriving to assist.

Sheriff Kile confirmed that several firearms were involved in the incident, including a 40-caliber handgun, two nine millimeters, and possibly an AK47 rifle.

"We already have a few suspects," Sheriff Kile stated confidently, indicating that arrests are expected in the coming days. "They are going to go to jail for a long period of time," he added, expressing the seriousness with which law enforcement is approaching the investigation.

Despite efforts to gather more information from residents, many were reluctant to speak on camera about it. One woman, however, shared that her brother was among those injured in the shooting.

As the investigation continues, Sheriff Kile reassured the community that they are committed to uncovering the truth behind the violence. "We are going to find out who it is eventually," he asserted.

 As new details come in, authorities urge anyone with information to come forward.

Updates on this developing story will be provided as they become available.

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