Valdosta police investigate double shooting

One person died, but the other survived

Valdosta police investigate double shooting

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Just before 10:30 Monday morning, March 8, the Valdosta Police Department (VPD) responded to a residence in the 900 block of McAfina Trail after E911 received a call about two people being shot.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the two victims and began to render aid until Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived.

EMS said a 21-year-old man was deceased on scene. The other victim, a 20-year-old female, had a gunshot wound to one of her lower extremities.

She was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and she is in stable condition.

Crime Scene Personnel from the Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Crime Laboratory responded to process the scene for evidence.

Because of the on-going investigation, the police department is not releasing the names of either victim.

“This is a senseless act of violence that occurred right in the middle of a neighborhood, while children were outside playing,” said VPD Chief Leslie Manahan. “We hope citizens come forward to help us give the victims’ families answers and get this dangerous person off the streets.”

The Valdosta Police Department is asking that anyone with any information, please contact the Bureau of Investigative Services at 229-293-3145, or call the Crime Tip Line at 229-293-3091.

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