GBI Investigating Deadly Shooting in Lakeland

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

UPDATE May 27, 2011 6:11 PM

Residents say they didn't see anything, but they heard it all.

"We heard like pow, pow, pow, pow, pow about four to six shots," said Beatrice Manning.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says on Wednesday night a man was shot and killed right in front of this mobile home on 35 Talley Avenue.

The victim has not been identified and no arrest has been made.

Eyewitness News spoke to family members of the victim who refused to talk out of fear the gunman might strike again.

Residents say after hearing the shots they couldn't believe what they saw when they left their homes.

"We seen the lights and we came outside and we saw somebody laying on the ground," said Manning.

Family members of the victim say a man came over asking if they had any cigarettes. Next thing they know he was opening fire killing the victim just feet from where I'm standing.

The victim's family members say they didn't know the shooter and say they don't believe he was from this area.

"Do you all feel safe here?"
"Not really if someone can just walk up and shoot you. I really don't feel safe," said Manning.

Officials with G-B-I say they don't have a motive at this time, but say this is a very active investigation.
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Lakeland, Georgia - May 27, 2011 -

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly shooting that took place in Lakeland, Georgia at around 10pm on May 25. One person was shot and killed near 35 Tully Avenue. GBI does not know the cause of the shooting, nor do they have any suspects at this time. GBI is asking people to come forward if they have any information about the shooting.

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