Shooting in Ashburn leaves one dead and one injured
Sakiya Taylor knew Quintonio Traylor.
ASHBURN, GA (WALB) -
A tight knit
community is in shock tonight.
shaken up about it," said Ruby Dorsey, Ashburn resident.
All over a shooting
that happened in what many say is a quiet neighborhood. The victims were found
shot in their car, one dead and one injured.
"About 7 am this
morning officers responded to Howell Circle here in Ashburn, they discovered
two gunshot victims, the first victim was transported to Macon for emergency
surgery, the second victim unfortunately was deceased at the scene Mr.
Quintonio Traylor," said Joe Saxon, Chief of Police, Ashburn Police
The first victim,
Nathaniel Thomas from Ashburn is currently in surgery as doctors try to remove
the bullet lodged behind his eye.
Sakiya Taylor knew
Quintonio Traylor, they attended high school together, and graduated the same
year. She found out about his death today through a phone call.
"I got a call
like this morning people were saying, I just still can't believe it so I just
started calling his phone and calling, and he never did answer, so I kind of
figured that," said Taylor.
Sakiya Taylor says
Quintonio was a young man who was liked by many people in the community.
"He was a good
person, everybody liked him, he was just friendly he got a long with everybody,
he just a people person," said Taylor.
Ashburn Police are
not taking this incident lightly, and are pursuing leads.
all possibilities down at this time, we don't have a person of interest at
this particular time, but we are following information that we hope would lead
to one," said Saxon.
All in an effort to
answer what many are people are asking.
That's the only question I have is why? Like why?," said Taylor.