1 dead, 1 hurt in Augusta shooting

One person was found dead and another wounded after a shooting in the 1900 block of Moore Road on Friday night, authorities say.

A suspect is in custody, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday morning.

The slain victim was identified as Christopher Padgett, 39, of Augusta. He was shot at least once in the chest, Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said, and pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 11 p.m.

An autopsy is scheduled to be done in Atlanta at the GBI Crime Lab, Bowen said in a news release.

The other victim was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, deputies said.

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