Cordele Police, GBI investigate double homicide

Cordele Police, GBI investigate double homicide
(Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Thursday night, police had not made any arrests following a double homicide in Cordele.

Police responded to a 'shots fired' call at a home on West 15th Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to find two people dead.

"(It was) real heavy shots, about 3 or 4 of them," said Aaron Wallace, who lives across the street from the home where the shooting happened.

Wallace said it surprised him to know someone shot and killed two people in his neighborhood.

"I've been living here about 10 years and we've never had problems like that," he said.

Cordele Police, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Crisp County Sheriff's Investigators spent more than 12 hours on the scene overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning, even trying to track where the person or persons responsible went after the shooting.

"We brought in our K9 unit and tried to find the track of which direction they might have went," said Sheriff Billy Hancock.

However, that effort was unsuccessful.

"It's a tragedy for the community," Sheriff Hancock said of the homicide. "It's a tragedy for those that have lost lives."

District Attorney Brad Rigby made his way out to the scene Thursday morning as well.

Cordele Police are leading the investigation, with the GBI and Sheriff's Office assisting.

Sheriff Hancock said his office added patrols throughout the day Thursday inside the city limits.

"We're going to concentrate our efforts on finding the people that have violated the law and bringing them to justice inside Cordele and Crisp County," the Sheriff said.

For Wallace, this tragic crime serves as an eye-opener inside the city he calls home.

"I wouldn't like to see it happen anywhere, but right in the neighborhood, you kind of wonder: what's the world coming to, you know?" Wallace asked.

Anyone who knows information about this double homicide should call the Cordele Police Department or 911.

Remember: you can report that information anonymously.

Investigators have not released the names of the victims.

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