Victim identified after argument leads to shooting in Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, a 17-year-old male was shot after an argument in Macon forcing several schools to go on lockdown.

17-year-old Arlandus Fort Jr. was shot after an argument with another male on the corner of Anthony Rd. and Canton Street. 

As Fort walked away, the armed suspect shot him in the right thigh. He was transported to a nearby hospital and is listed in stable condition. 

The suspect is described as between 5’6″ and 5’8″ and was last seen wearing a white tank top and black shorts. 

Three Bibb County schools were placed on emergency lockdown after the shooting occurred in the area. 

According to Stephanie Hartley with Bibb County Schools, Ingram-Pye Elementary, Ballard Hudson Middle, and Elam Alexander Academy at Burke were all placed on emergency lockdown until students were dismissed.

Hartley adds additional law enforcement was present throughout student dismissals at all three schools.

Emergency lockdown for Bibb schools means students aren’t allowed outside or in the hallways and must remain in the classrooms.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office that number is 475-751-7500 and ask to leave a message with the on-call investigator.

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