Valdosta sees nearly a dozen shootings since June

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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 8, 2017

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Residents in Valdosta are concerned about the number of shootings they've seen this summer. Police have investigated eleven shootings since June.

The shooting incidents are as follows:

(Click on the dates for links to the stories)

  • June 1 -- A shooting at a shopping area in the 2100 block of Bemiss Road sent one person to the hospital in critical condition. No arrests have been made in the case.

  • June 11 -- A shooting in the 200 block of Summerlin Street injured a man, who told police he was shot during an armed robbery. No arrests were made in the case.

  • June 20 -- An armed robbery led to a shooting in the 1100 block of W. Magnolia Street. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder. No arrests have been made in the case.

  • June 24 -- A shooting in the 1000 block of Ponderosa Drive left one person in critical condition. 26-year-old Kenneth Diamond Fountain was named as a suspect in the case.

  • June 25 -- Valdosta Police arrested Edward Miller, 47, after they say he shot his wife during an argument at a home on Shanna Circle. She survived the attack.

  • July 7 -- An afternoon shooting in the 800 block of W. Mary Street sent one person to the hospital. Aliza Dejun Dickey, 19, was arrested in the case.

  • July 9 -- A shooting in the 1600 block of Fresno Street sent one person to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Darius Hollis, 24, was later charged in the shooting.

  • July 12 -- Zachary Butler, 19, was shot and killed at The Gates apartments in the 1400 block of Baytree Road. No arrests have been made in the case.

  • July 15 -- A shooting on Shanna Circle sent one person to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the head and torso. Lawrence Franklin, 18, and Jahnard Brooks, 18, were arrested in the case.

  • July 22 -- An argument lead to a shooting in the 1400 block of Baytree Drive. Jabarri Brown, 23, Travvon Rutledge, 20, and Leon Gooden, 22, were arrested in the case.

  • August 1 -- A girl suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting outside of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, where the Valdosta High Wildcats 'Midnight Madness' football practice was taking place. No arrests have been made in the case.



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