1 person hurt in Augusta’s second shooting of the day

A Richmond County Sheriff's Office vehicle
A Richmond County Sheriff's Office vehicle(WRDW)
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 3:11 PM CDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Deputies and rescue crews responded late Monday morning to a report of a shooting.

The shooting was reported at 11:24 a.m. in the 300 block of East View Drive, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, deputies found a male victim had been shot at least three times, authorities reported. He was taken to Augusta University Medical Center.

A suspect and vehicle description were broadcast and deputies found the suspect at Broad Street and Milledge Road and he was taken into custody, authorities reported.

He was to face questioning and investigation, authorities said.

It was Augusta’s second shooting of the day.

The first was reported around 8:15 a.m. at a motel at 3654 Wheeler Road, according to authorities. One person was sent to a hospital with an arm injury.

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