Valdosta sees string of gun violence within 24-hour period

| June 22, 2017

VALDOSTA – Police are investigating a string of gun violence on Tuesday in Valdosta.

Within 24 hours, three incidents happened in three different nearby neighborhoods.

The first two happened around 12 a.m. and within minutes of each other.

The first call was for Seth Place. The second call was less than a mile away on Tyndall Drive.

Both reported gunfire, with one directed towards an apartment building at 2415 Seth Place.

Police say both suspects fled the scene and no one was injured.

They also say the timing is rare, but haven’t ruled whether they’re related.

“We’ve seen them be retaliations. We’ve seen it be rival gangs. We’ve seen it involve narcotics. It just depends on the situation,” says Lt. Adam Bembry, with VPD.

Investigators are still looking into the incidents and haven’t determined any motives.

Families in the area say they’re concerned and the violence needs to stop.

“It kind of made me mad because my sons are in here and a bullet doesn’t have anyone’s name on it, so that could’ve been my house,” says one mother, who lives at the same apartment complex on Seth Place.

That same day, around 11 p.m., a man was robbed and shot while walking down West Magnolia Street.

Police say the man is recovering from a gunshot to his shoulder at South Georgia Medical Center.

They believe the W. Magnolia St. case to be isolated.

There are still no suspects in custody for all three incidents.

(WCTV Eyewitness News)

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