Dawson Mayor shot several times, listed in critical condition
DAWSON, GA (WALB) - A Halloween night shooting of a young mayor has Georgia Bureau of Investigation looking into the case.
Authorities say that Dawson Mayor Chris Wright was shot several times late Thursday night.
It happened in Terrell County on the 500 block of Crawford Street in Dawson, at the home of Mayor Wright.
A neighbor told WALB she was watching TV when she heard a loud noise down the street, and that it sounded like a firecracker. That noise was later confirmed to be gunshots.
Mayor Wright was taken to Phoebe Putney hospital in Albany. Mayor Wright's aunt, Ann Smalls, says that Wright's mother was also injured. She said Wrights mother was tied up during the ordeal.
"We are very upset, we are very hurt that such an innocent person can be done like this, said Smalls.
"I'm sorry. I feel sorry for the family, I love y'all very much and we're praying for you," a neighbor of Mayor Wright said.
Authorities say they have not yet named any suspects in the case.
Anyone that has information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Dawson Police Department at (229) 995-4414, GBI Sylvester at (229) 777-2080 or (404) 244-2600, which is a 24 hour contact number for GBI Sylvester.
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