VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Police Department released the following today:
On September 6, 2013 at approximately 0118 hours, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Studio Courtyard Apartments, 1809 N. Ashley Street, room number 118, in reference to the report of someone being shot. Officers arrived on scene and located a 20-year old male with a single gunshot wound to his lower abdomen. EMS responded and transported him to the South Georgia Medical Center ER. According to witnesses, the offender fled the area on foot. Officers conducted a search of the area, but were unable to locate the offender. Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department Persons Crime Unit and a Crime Scene Technician from the Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Crime Laboratory responded to investigate. The incident is still under investigation, but the offender has been identified and an update with the offender’s name will be sent out as soon as an arrest warrant is signed.
Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.