Investigation underway in overnight Dawson shooting

Investigation underway in overnight Dawson shooting
Dawson Shooting follow up

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - One person was injured in a shooting Sunday morning in Dawson, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

The GBI said Mauricio Hallback, 23, was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of 7th Avenue and Green Street.

Hallback was taken to an Albany hospital and later transferred to Macon for treatment, GBI officials said.

GBI said the Dawson Police Department requested assistance with the investigation around 1 a.m. Sunday.

WALB spoke with a few people who told me they weren’t expecting to see the GBI on this case, and that raises their concern about what transpired between the the suspect and the victim in this shooting.

One man who wanted to remain anonymous said he saw the victim limping down the road, after he heard the gunshots.

He says he just hopes the victim can recover.

“It’s not a bad neighborhood. The police station is right down the road so they patrol the neighborhood pretty good so you know I’m just hoping that he is o.k.", he said.

This is still an active investigation and anyone with any information is asked to call the GBI at (229) 777-2080 or the Dawson Police Department at (229) 995-6357.

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