Shooting investigation underway at Applebee’s in Grovetown


GROVETOWN, Ga (WJBF) – Investigators are searching for a suspect in an overnight shooting in Grovetown.

It happened just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday night on the 4000 block of Gateway Boulevard.
That’s the Applebees near Goodwill.

The victim has been identified at Martoria Martin III.

Martin was shot in the parking lot of Applebee’s around 11 p.m.

According to the Sheriff’s office, the suspect had just paid for Martin’s meal at the restaurant a short time before the shooting.

Investigators are currently going through restaurant receipts.

The gunman is still being sought.

Applebee’s corporate has released the following statement:

“The safety of our guests and team members is a top priority. Since this is an ongoing police investigation, please direct all further inquiries to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.”

Neal Musmanno, Market President for Apple American Group, an Applebee’s’ franchisee

This is a developing story.

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