Two men were wounded Monday morning in two separate LaGrange shooting that happened within an hour of one another, according to press releases from the LaGrange Police Department.
Authorities said the 35-year-old gunshot wound victim was transported to the Columbus Midtown Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition. The 38-year-old gunshot wound victim was rushed to Grady Medical Center for treatment but his current condition wasn’t immediately released.
LaGrange Police said they responded to the 300 block of Whitesville Street around 10:38 a.m. Monday after the first victim was shot in the area. Officials found the 38-year-old man on the scene with a gunshot wound in the abdomen.
Officials said further investigation indicated that the victim was shot by a 23-year-old Greenville man following a dispute. The suspect was detained at the scene and transported to the LaGrange Police Department for questioning, detectives said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon.
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Around 11:31 a.m. Monday, officials responded to a separate shooting in the 1800 block of Murphy Avenue in which the other man was shot. Officials found the 35-year-old victim on the scene with a gunshot wound in his hand and leg.
Officials later learned that the victim was seated at the door of his home when he heard a single gunshot. He told police that he felt pain in his right hand and leg before noticing that he had been shot.
Detectives said the victim didn’t know which direction the bullet came from or have a description of his attacker.
Anyone with any information about either incident is encouraged to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.