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Tift County Sheriff's office trying to crack mysterious case

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Man dressed in white is the individual who was shot. Man dressed in white is the individual who was shot.
Lt. Col. Robert Brannen Lt. Col. Robert Brannen
Owner of Speed go Owner of Speed go
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

An investigation into another mysterious shooting is underway Monday night in Tift County.

Investigators have more questions than answers because the man who wandered into a store Monday with a gunshot wound won't tell them what happened.     

Investigators have more questions than answers because the man who wandered into a store today with a gunshot wound won't tell them what happened.

Surveillance video shows a man walking into the Speed go convenience store in Tift County around 10:45 Monday morning telling  employees and customers that he had been shot.  He begged workers to call 911, but when investigators showed up, he wouldn't tell them much.

"Basically at this point we have a situation where we've got an uncooperative victim, we don't know where the shooting happened at, or what the motive is behind the shooting," said Robert Brannen, Lt. Col, Tift County Sheriff's office.  

Alpesh Patel owns Speed go.  He's never had to deal with anything like this.  

"No not before, this is the first time this happen, this store is like out of town, we've never had this happen before," said Alpesh Patel, owner, Speed go.  

Col. Robert Brannen with the Tift County Sheriff's office says it will be hard to solve the crime if the shooting victim doesn't say more about what happened.  

"If you have a victim who decides at some point, ok I'm going to be straight up and this is the truth, then you know something at that point, but when you have someone being less than cooperative being evasive changing their story, who's in the right, who's in the wrong," said Brannen.  

Patel is proud of his employees' quick response to today's situation.  

"I'm proud of them, she's pretty good, she was happy to help him out too, so that's a good thing," said Patel.  

For now the Tift County Sheriff's office is left with trying to crack this mysterious case.  

"The investigators are still busy doing their thing, trying to talk to family members or what not and maybe at some point the victim decides to cooperate and we get more information," said Brannen.      

The Tift County Sheriff's office refuses to tell us the victim's name, so we're not sure of his condition or whether he is still in the hospital as of Monday night.

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