Police: Victim in critical condition after Sunday night shooting in Cordele

Police: Victim in critical condition after Sunday night shooting in Cordele

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - Cordele police said someone was shot Sunday night in the 300 block of West 3rd Avenue.

One resident who lives in the area says “I’m tired of my black young men killing each other.”

James Smith, 22, was shot and police responded around 10:23 p.m., according to the Cordele Police Department.

Timothy Felton heard the gunshots.

“I just went to running then bullets flying past me,” he said.

Felton added: “I passed my family and stuff you know so I was really scared for my life, anyway I’ve never been scared like that.”

A shooting occurred Sunday evening around 10:23pm in the area of the 300 blk. of West 23rd Ave. A 22 yr old male victim...

Posted by Cordele Police Department on Sunday, July 7, 2019

Just after 12 a.m. on Monday, officers said the victim was in critical condition at Crisp Regional Medical Center.

Police said the suspect is unknown at this time.

This comes just days after a shooting at Joe’s Meat Market on Friday.

This case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with any information that may help is urged to call the Cordele Police Department at (229) 276-2921.

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