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Valdosta police identify suspected shooter

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta Police are looking for a shooter who remains on the run Friday night. They have a suspect they believe shot a man early Friday morning.

40-year-old William Earl Hollomon is wanted on aggravated assault charges after police say he shot a man around 1:20 a.m. Friday inside the Studio Courtyard Apartments on Ashley Street.

"Witnesses did see him leaving on foot. Officers arrived and checked the area but were unable to locate him," said Lt. Aaron Kirk, VPD.

The victim, 20-year-old Darrell McCloud, remains at South Georgia Medical Center. He's expected to be okay. But business owners in the area are shaken up that the shooter is still at large.

"He could be anywhere. He could be behind our building, hiding somewhere. How do we know? It's scary," said Lyne Patrick, who works across the street from the Studio Courtyard.

And with a gunman on the loose she worries someone else could become a victim. "It could be my brothers who run the store next door. It could be someone I love. Yeah I want him caught."

Just blocks from the shooting Valdosta Police remain on the scene hoping to catch Hollomon soon. But they're asking for the community's help.

"Hopefully we can get help from the community to locate him," said Kirk.

Police say Hollomon is armed and dangerous. If you have any information on Holloman's whereabouts, call Valdosta Police at 229-293-3145.

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Valdosta Police say that 20 year old Darrell McCloud was shot about 1:00AM Friday at an apartment complex on North Ashley Street. They are searching for 40 year old William Earl Hollomon , and have arrest warrants for him.

VPD says that Hollomon is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information about his location is urged to contact law enforcement..

McCloud was shot once in the lower abdomen, and is receiving treatment at South Georgia Medical Center.

The Valdosta Police Department issued this news release-

September 6, 2013 at approximately 0118 hours, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Studio Courtyard Apartments, 1809 N. Ashley Street, room number 118, in reference to the report of someone being shot.

Officers arrived on scene and located Darrell McCloud with a single gunshot wound to his lower abdomen. EMS responded and transported McCloud to the South Georgia Medical Center ER.

According to witnesses, the offender fled the area on foot. Officers conducted a search of the area, but were unable to locate the offender.

Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department Persons Crime Unit and a Crime Scene Technician from the Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Crime Laboratory responded to investigate.

The incident is still under investigation, but the offender has been identified and an update with the offender's name will be sent out as soon as an arrest warrant is signed.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

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