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Afternoon shootings cause concern for Moultrie neighbors

GBI officials are investigating two shootings that left one person dead and another injured. GBI officials are investigating two shootings that left one person dead and another injured.
Cornelius Davis Cornelius Davis
Officials said Ryshaun Bigelow died and Darian Williams is in stable condition. Officials said Ryshaun Bigelow died and Darian Williams is in stable condition.
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

GBI officials are investigating two shootings in a Moultrie neighborhood that killed one man and injured another.

Authorities said they're still not sure if the two shootings are connected.

Cornelius Davis said he spoke with Ryshaun Bigelow, 23, just minutes before he was shot and killed Tuesday. 

The shooting happened around 3 p.m., right as Davis was picking his son up from the bus stop. 

Folks around the neighborhood said it's concerning that two shootings happened in broad daylight. 

Investigators said Bigelow was found lying in the roadway on 7th Street, with multiple gunshot wounds.

"It's just crazy," said Davis. 

Davis said he spoke with Bigelow briefly that afternoon. 

"Then about ten minutes after I talked to him, that's when the gun shots fired," he said. 

Davis was with his 10-year-old son when they heard the shots. Bigelow later died from his injuries.

"To me, to be honest with you," said Davis, "this is the first time I've ever known something to happen in broad daylight, with kids getting out of school." 

But the nightmare continued for Davis.

He said just an hour later, he witnessed another shooting.

This time on 4th Street. 

"And after that, it just went crazy.  Ballistic," said Davis. 

GBI officials found Darian Williams, 25, with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was air-lifted to Macon for treatment.

Davis said he believes the shootings are gang related and said witnesses need to speak up to help investigators.

"They can't do their job and they can't make it easy if the community doesn't talk," Davis said. "So when the community doesn't say a name, it makes it hard for anybody to solve anything."

The GBI offices in Thomasville and Sylvester are working together on both shootings, as is the Colquitt County Sheriff's office. 

If you have any information, call the Moultrie Police Department or the GBI.

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