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A massive law enforcement response on Mill Street after a drive-by shooting. One victim is dead in the home pictured here. (Photo: Walter Geiger)

One dead, two wounded in Barnesville drive-by; UPDATE: GBI on site, victims likely targeted

Barnesville police have summoned crime scene techs from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to Mill Street where a drive-by shooting occurred just after 6 p.m. The shooting occurred very near the BPD headquarters where there is video surveillance which could provide critical evidence.

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The scene is chaotic but witnesses said a shooter or shooters in a silver car opened fire, hitting three people.

One person, reportedly a female, is dead in a home at 107 Cary J. Buckner St., just off Mill Street. One badly hurt victim was rushed to an area hospital by ambulance.

Another victim with lesser injuries was also transported by ambulance.

UPDATE: A GBI crime scene unit arrived on scene at about 8:15 p.m. Additionally, the victims were apparently on Cary J. Buckner Street when shot. The two female victims were at the home at 107 Cary J. Buckner and the male was across the street filling a car with gas from a five-gallon container when the shooting started.

The male victim, identified by witnesses as Andre Byrd, was apparently gassing up this car from a five-gallon can when shot. (Photo: Walter Geiger)

This would indicate they were targeted.

More to follow…

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