17-month-old child, 2 adults shot in their Augusta home

A 17-month-old child and two adults were shot during an apparent home invasion around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, police said.


Nathan Johnson III and Shaneshia Smith, both 27, were sent to Medical College of Georgia Hospital and were stable. The toddler was critical but stable, according to a news release from Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. James R. Kelly.

Investigators say the three victims were inside a house in the 1000 block of 13th Street, when two black men wearing masks went in through the front door, shouting and pointing guns at them. The intruders shot all three and ran out the door again, the release says.

The house is at the intersection with Dugas Street. The 1200 block of Dugas Street was cordoned off with crime scene tape Tuesday night.

There were numbered markers all over the nearby sidewalk, and three crime scene investigation vehicles and a dog unit had responded.

The investigation was still in its early stages, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday night.



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