UPDATE: Sumter Co. nightclub shooting victim ID'ed

UPDATE: Sumter Co. nightclub shooting victim ID'ed
(Source: WALB)

SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) - Investigators are asking witnesses to come forward to help identify who shot and killed a man outside a Sumter County nightclub.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office said Monday that Kent Wimberly, Jr., 28, was shot and killed outside Astro's nightclub after 4 a.m. Sunday.

Maj. Ralph Stuart said Monday that Wimberly, Jr., may have been trying to break up a fight when he was shot and killed.

From witness accounts, investigators said they believe there may have been more than one person who fired shots.

According to Maj. Stuart, up to 100 people inside and outside the club may have witnessed the shooting.

"If anyone has any information, whether it be secondhand information or eyewitness information, we urge them to come forward," said Maj. Stuart, who also explained his office has had trouble locating many potential witnesses.

Maj. Stuart said he believes this is an example of an increase in young people who do not know the value of life.

No one has been taken into custody at this time.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Sumter County Sheriff's Office on this case.

If you have any information about this shooting, call the GBI office in Americus at (229) 931-2439, or the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at (229) 928-4635.

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