Hephzibah gunshot victim doesn't want to press charges

A Hephzibah man who showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound in his torso is refusing to cooperate with authorities.

Eric Wood, 22, arrived around 5:30 p.m. at Medical College of Georgia Hospital with a gunshot wound in his mid-section, Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas said.

Wood told authorities he was shot on Patiller Road in Hephzibah, but he declined to press charges. Without his cooperation, police will only be able file an injury report, Silas said.

Wood’s injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

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