1 teen in the hospital after south Augusta shooting

A teen was wounded Tuesday in a shootout in south Augusta.

Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2400 block of Reese Avenue, after 5 p.m. and found Detrevious Pace, 18, with at least two gunshot wounds, to his side and ankle. He was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to Sgt. Jason Vinson.

The shooter was described as a black man with a large frame and shoulder-length braids, wearing a white tank top. He was last seen fleeing south on Reese Avenue in a dark green SUV.

Vinson said a fight had broken out among a large group of people, which led to gunfire. Witnesses said more than one person fired guns, but that one man had fired four shots at Pace.

Neighbor Thomas Burton said he was working on a lawn mower in his driveway when the shooting started.

Burton said the violence began as a fight between two men that escalated into a standoff between two groups. He said the man on the losing end of the altercation pulled a pistol and fired at the man who had beaten him.

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