RCSO investigating a shooting in downtown Augusta


AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Richmond County Deputies responded to Augusta University Medical Center Emergency Room in reference to a gunshot victim.

The victim, Justin Taylor, was shot twice in his leg.

Investigators learned that Taylor was walking on 1st Avenue around 4:00 a.m. this morning, when he heard gun shots and started running.  He then realized he had been shot and called for a ride to the hospital.

Police found multiple shell casings on the porch of 2023 2nd Avenue where Taylor had attended a party earlier that same day. 

No word on any suspects at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you know anything about the incident, please contact the RCSO.

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