Police still searching for party shooters that injured 5

Three of the five people shot at a Burke County party Sunday remain hospitalized.


GBI Special Agent in Charge Pat Morgan said it appears there were multiple shooters.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office asked for the assistance of the GBI after it responded to the shooting at a re-purposed automobile shop at 4960 Highway 80 W. about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. A sheriff’s office official told a reporter Sunday that 150 to 200 people were at the party.

According to a GBI news release, three of the victims – Darius Smith, 21; Rokeisha Graham, 17; and Bromekis Donnie, 18 – were transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment. Morgan was unaware of their medical conditions.

Shequan Hines, 19, was treated at Burke Medical Center and released.

Later Sunday a fifth victim, 17-year-old Brandon Harold, was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center by family members. He also was treated and released.

Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 554-2133 or the GBI at (706) 595-2575.



Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:44

Rants and raves

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:41

Shutdown would hit Augusta hard