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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Lots of questions remain unanswered Monday night after a mass shooting at a public housing project in Valdosta Sunday night.
Ten people were wounded and one person was killed. Two victims remain hospitalized as police try to figure out what led to the shootout.
They still haven't made any arrests.
Gail Nelson's daughter Daphane Henton was shot multiple times in the leg last night. She was one of 11 shot. One of them died.
"Two bullets escaped her and one went inside of her," said Nelson.
We caught up with Nelson on her way to her daughter's Hudson Dockett home. She was bringing Henton her medication.
"I just want this madness to stop," said Nelson.
Henton just turned 23 yesterday and her mom said this birthday is one she'll never forget.
19-year-old Sydney Bivins Jr was killed.
His body is being sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy.
"It hurt me dearly for the young man we lost,” said Nelson. “I know him. I know every last one of them that got shot, every last one of the victims."
Police do have some theories on the motives but are not releasing them.
"We leave our minds open,” said Capt. Bobbi McGraw, Valdosta Police. “We're exploring every facet of the crime."
They don't think the shooting is random. At this point they know two weapons were involved but they’re not saying where the weapons were found. They do say shell casings were found throughout the crime scene.
Police are not ruling out the possibility of the victims also being the offenders. Two victims remain in the hospital.
"We have one that's in serious condition and I believe one that's stable," said McGraw.
The ages of the victims vary. Three juveniles involved have been treated and released. Henton was the only woman involved.
"As we conclude this thing, we're hoping we can do it in the next several days,” said Cmdr. Brian Childress. “We'll try to be more forthcoming as we can, I just can't hurt the case."
Investigators were still out on the crime scene on Monday. The death is the ninth homicide in Valdosta this year. Last year, at this time their was only one murder case.