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Police search for suspected shooter after Remerton incident

Officials from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Valdosta Police Department responded to a shooting Wednesday afternoon. (Source: WALB) Officials from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Valdosta Police Department responded to a shooting Wednesday afternoon. (Source: WALB)
It happened in the 1300 block of Melody Lane, near the Jackson Square Apartments. (Source: WALB) It happened in the 1300 block of Melody Lane, near the Jackson Square Apartments. (Source: WALB)
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REMERTON, GA -

Officials from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Valdosta Police Department responded to a shooting Wednesday afternoon.

It happened in the 1300 block of Melody Lane, at the Jackson Square Apartments.

Investigator Derrick Sinclair said that a man was shot in the leg by another man. VPD said the injuries were not life-threatening and he is being treated at South Georgia Medical Center.

Officers were operating under the assumption that the suspect was in an apartment.

Building C of the complex was evacuated during the event.

CS gas was released into one of the rooms and the fire department is now cleaning that room.

"I think any department is willing to offer any assistance that we need and I think we see that today from all the Lowndes county folks that showed up," said Sinclair.

The shooter has not been found, and officials do not believe he is a threat to the are and are not releasing a description of him at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities.

Melody Lane was closed while officers were on the scene but is now reopen.

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