Wagener man facing murder charge following deadly nightclub shooting in Augusta

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — One person is dead following a shooting at a nightclub in Augusta.

Traquan Dashawn Salley, 20, of Wagener was shot at least once at Club Viral on Laney Walker Blvd, according to Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose Sr.

Investigators say when they arrived on the scene just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, January 12, they learned Salley was shot in the neck and transported to the hospital in a private vehicle to Augusta University. He died a short time later at the hospital.

During the course of the investigation, authorities learned that Dameun Sanders, 27, of Wagner, S.C. was also shot. His condition is not known at this time.

Danell Sanders, 30, of Wagner, S.C. is charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the shooting incident. He’s also charged with possession of MDMA under another case.

If you have any information about the incident, contact Investigator Lucas Grant, Sergeant Chris Langford, or any on-duty Violent Crimes Investigator at 706-821-1020 or 706-821-1080.

Count on NewsChannel 6 to keep you updated on this developing story.

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