Police are investigating an incident where a local man was shot four times in Downtown LaGrange. The victim is lucky to be alive after being taken to the Emergency Room by a helpful passerby.
Early Tuesday morning about 4:41 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were at the West Georgia Medical Center involving another incident, when a man ran into the Emergency Room yelling that he had a gunshot victim in his vehicle.
Hospital staff them immediately began attending to the male victim and police spoke to the man who brought him to the hospital.
The driver advised that he found the wounded subject near the intersection of East Depot Street and Main Street. He advised he was just trying to help and didn’t actually know the victim.
The helpful bystander explained that he was driving through Downtown La-Grange when he saw the victim bent over and stopped to ask if he was okay. The victim informed him that he had just been shot, so he helped the wounded subject into his truck and brought him up to the Emergency Room.
Police were later informed by hospital staff that the victim had four gunshot wounds. The subject was shot twice in the right side of his chest and once in his right arm and upper right leg.
The victim was fading in and out by the time he arrived at the hospital, so police were unable to get much information about the shooting.
Officers responded to the area of Main Street and East Depot Street, and eventually located the crime scene, which occurred at Lower Main Street Main Street and Frank Tigner Place.
Police located five shell casings that appeared to be a 9mm firearm at the intersection of Main Street and Frank Tigner Place. A pink Apple iPhone was also found about 50 feet further up Main Street. Additional shell casing were also found near the former Westbrook Tires.
The victim was not able to provide a description of the suspect.
If anyone has any additional information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the unknown suspect, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega. org.
Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.
Tommy Murphy Staff Writer