One dead after shooting in Cordele

Suwanee House Apartments off 7th Street (Source: WALB)
Suwanee House Apartments off 7th Street (Source: WALB)
Published: Dec. 7, 2017 at 9:54 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:55 PM EST
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CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Police and the GBI are investigating a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in downtown Cordele.

It happened at the Suwanee House Apartments just off South 7th Street.

Cordele police said they responded to a possible shooting at the apartment complex just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

When officers arrived, they discovered two individuals had been shot. One of the victims was found dead at the scene, the other was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, but has since been released.

"Any time you have a homicide or a death of another human being it's unfortunate," Capt. Antonio Fletcher said. "I wouldn't say it's a shock, but I would say it's unfortunate for the family. Both parties."

Police have not released the identities of the victims or a motive for the crime at this time. But officers said they believe the shooter did not know the victims.

"We never had a problem over there," Arthur Jackson, the owner of a nearby business, said. "This is the first time something like this has ever happened. So, I'm surprised to hear it."

Jackson said it was heartbreaking to hear the shooting happened so close to the holidays.

"Prayers, condolences go to the family at this time, especially during Christmas," Jackson said. "Somebody will not be sitting at the table this year. It's a tough situation."

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Cordele Police Department.

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