Update: 1 charged in Johnson Co. football game shooting incident
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - A high school football game between Wilcox County Patriots and Johnson County Trojans became scary when shots rang out close by, according to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said the shooting happened adjacent to the Lovett Stadium during a scrimage football game. The sole gunman was caught immediately after it happened.
Shots were fired into the sky and there were no reported injuries.
Joshua Russell,27, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault, multiple counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, reckless conduct, cruelty to Children, carrying a weapon within a school zone, discharging a firearm near a highway or street, criminal attempt to commit a felony, inciting a riot and several traffic violations.
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