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GBI investigating Sylvester shooting

Published: Oct. 30, 2021 at 2:52 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2021 at 6:07 PM EDT
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SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating a shooting near Roe Street in Sylvester that left an Albany man injured, according to the agency.

The GBI said, around 9:50 p.m., the Sylvester Police Department asked the agency to assist in the investigation.

WALB’s Keshawn Ward spoke with a nearby resident that said more police officers are needed in the area.

Resident on Roe Street, Johnny Blake said the street is usually quiet and the shooting caught...
Resident on Roe Street, Johnny Blake said the street is usually quiet and the shooting caught everybody off guard.(WALB)

“They had blocked off Roe street and everything and I was concerned because I saw the blue lights flashing in my home. But it used to be a quiet neighborhood but it’s a lot of noise from time to time. So the residents need to be protected, we need more police officers patrolling the neighborhood and everything,” said Johnny Blake.

The victim is stable and being treated at the hospital.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Sylvester at (229) 777-2080 or the Sylvester Police Department at (229) 776-9500. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1 (800) 597-TIPS(8477), online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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