Update: Victim identified in Lanier Co. fatal shooting

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Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 12:49 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2022 at 10:26 PM EDT
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LAKELAND, Ga. (WALB) - One person is confirmed dead in a shooting that happened Saturday night, according to a Facebook post by Lanier County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, on Saturday a 911 call came in at 10:46 p.m. regarding people being shot on Highway 221 North.

Officials said when deputies, EMS and fire personnel arrived to the scene, they found Savion McRae, 18, of Douglas, dead and two other males injured by gunfire.

One injured 17-year-old was taken to South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta where he is in stable condition. A 20 year-old was also admitted to the Coffee Regional Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound and was released.

Officials said the three men were shot while traveling in a vehicle on Hwy 221 by gunfire coming from another vehicle.

The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Pooler will complete an autopsy on McRae.

This investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 482-3545 or the GBI Douglas Office at (912) 389-4103. Anonymous tips can be submitted here or by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477). Anyone can also download the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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