5 dead in Georgia shootings; Shooter found dead at home

Source: WJBF

UPDATE X2 (APRIL 24, 2016): The daughter of Wayne Anthony Hawes is speaking about her father, saying he was “a ticking time bomb.” She also said that Hawes threatened to kill her grandmother and mother a day before the shootings.

UPDATE (APRIL 23, 2016): Georgia authorities say the man behind the deadly shootings has been found dead, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Columbia County, Georgia, sheriff’s office found 50 year old Wayne Anthony Hawes’ body at his home. Police are still looking for a motive, but say, he knew the victims.


COLUMBIA, Ga. (WJBF) — A coroner says five people are dead: two in one location, two in the other, and one dead at Augusta University.

Columbia County dispatch confirmed that two people are dead at a shooting on Johnson Drive. They have also confirmed that two other victims are dead in a shooting that happened on Rosemont Road. WJBF is reporting the shootings are connected.

The shooter is still on the loose. Investigators are looking for 50-year-old Wayne Anthony. Deputies say the suspect knew victims and they are trying to figure out the motive

WJBF has crew on the scene and we will keep you posted on this developing story.

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