GBI looking into more mobile home shootings in Baldwin County
“I was in the house watching T.V. and i just heard a lot of gun shoots and hit the floor,” says W.C. Russell.
Russell and his wife stayed there until Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at his mobile home. Their residence, along with two others, was caught in the crossfire of gunshots during the shoot out on Harrisburg Road in Milledgeville.
We’re told 29-year-old John Mathis Jr. was shot twice in the leg. His father tells 41NBC he saw his son just before he was gun downed.
“He left saying he’d be back in a few minutes and I was in their playing cards, I got ready and laid down next thing I know I heard some shooting going on,” recalls John Mathis Sr.
Mathis Sr. remembers looking out his front door and seeing the suspect running away.
“The fella crossed the street told me, your son just got shot and I went over there he was laying on the floor, had two bullet holes in him,” continues Mathis Sr.
Capt. Brad King of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says the victim told investigators he did not know who was firing shots.
“We do feel that it is most likely related in some way to more recent shootings we’ve had,” adds King.
King explains on July 14 there were four mobile home shootings on Thomasville Road and Lockwood Drive. All of them occurred within a three-mile radius.
“Deputies were able to establish that some type of altercation had occurred involving gunfire,” comments King. “We have located some shell casings in the roadway of Harrisburgh Road.”
GBI investigators are reconstructing the shooting scenes to determine where the shooters were when they fired their guns during all of these incidents.
Anyone with information about the mobile home shootings is asked to call Baldwin County Sheriff’s office at 478-445-4891.