2 wounded in Harrisburg shooting

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 1:59 PM
Last updated 9:36 PM
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A shooting in Harrisburg that landed two people in the hospital Monday was the second for the neighborhood in four days and was added to a list of more than 20 gun crimes this year in the neighborhood, where authorities say the situation is getting worse.

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Curtis Tyrell Washington, 20, was arrested in connection with an armed robbery and shooting in Harrisburg Friday.   Special
Curtis Tyrell Washington, 20, was arrested in connection with an armed robbery and shooting in Harrisburg Friday.

Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Vinson said that around 9 p.m. a large group of people met on Pearl Avenue, where two women were threatening to fight over comments made on Facebook. Both women brought men as protection, and before either had the chance to throw a punch, shots were fired, wounding Alissia Bush, 23, and Timothy Mahone, 22.

“It was a situation that got out of hand,” Vinson said.

Bush was shot once in the back and taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital where she was released Tuesday.

Shortly after the incident was reported, Mahone walked into the ER at University Hospital with three gunshot wounds, one to the hip and two in the stomach. He remained at the hospital Tuesday in stable condition, police said.

Neither Bush nor Mahone is cooperating with police, and both have declined to press charges, Vinson said.

The shooting came just hours after Harrisburg community activists disposed of a tree they said is known to be a starting point for drug deals in the neighborhood. Activists also spray painted “GOT COPS,” an acronym for “Get out of town; citizens on patrol surveillance,” over gang graffiti on walls and sidewalks.

Police are also searching for a shooter involved in an armed robbery and aggravated assault at two Harrisburg locations on Friday.

Around 7:30 p.m., siblings Daquan, 27, Lonnie, 25, and Ebonee Miller, 23, were outside Mom & Pop’s Convenience Store at 2025 Broad St. when a group of men approached them and demanded money at gunpoint. After Daquan and Lonnie Miller turned over their cash, the robbers fled.

When the Millers returned home, Ebonee realized she had left her purse at the store. She said she was walking back on Browns Lane, behind the store, when a car pulled up and a man got out and shot at her nine times. She was not injured.

Curtis Tyrell Washington, 20, was arrested in connection with the crime on Saturday morning. He remains in the Richmond County jail on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

A second suspect, Travon Archie, 18, is being sought by investigators in connection with the robbery and shooting.

According to a report provided by the sheriff’s office, more than 20 crimes involving guns have been reported in Harrisburg since January. Almost half were robberies, but they also included assaults, burglaries, weapons offenses and one homicide.

On Aug. 3, Anthony Dewayne King was shot to death during an attempted carjacking in the 700 block of Crawford Avenue. William Henry Clark, 16, and Jeremiah Emmanuel Kelly, 15, were indicted on murder charges Thursday in connection with the killing.

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johnette4 11/06/12 - 03:36 pm
social network bullying

cyber bullying is increasin i moved here from CT last summer and teh same thing occured a week ago in my homestate and the victim who made the facebook comment was shot, but luckily he was able to identify his killers before he died.. Young people are killing each other off as if air is to breath..GOD HAVE MERCY

kiwiinamerica 11/06/12 - 05:25 pm
Losing track

Uh....I'm having a hard time keeping up. This is a another Harrisburg shooting, right? There is second report of a Harrisburg shooting in Pearl Ave on Monday evening currently up on the AC website. That one involved a guy who was caught near the Kroc Center after one woman was shot.

This report says two people were shot. Is this a different incident or an updated report on the earlier one?

Fiat_Lux 11/06/12 - 05:30 pm
The trick is picking your friends carefully, and above all,

limiting what people other than your friends, ie, people you can generally trust not to hurt you, can access of your social networking comments.

And don't be stupid and say awful things about people, especially things that will hold them up for ridicule by others. I mean, how dumb can you be?

Tullie 11/07/12 - 07:32 am

Yes, too easy to say things behind a computer.

I say don't say it at all on facebook even to your friends. You never know when your friends will decide to tell other people things. The best rule is what your Mom your to say, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything."

People reveal way too much on facebook as it is. I can't believe some of the pictures, weblinks, etc., folks put on there. It has become this is my life, every minute of it..here it is folks.

JRC2024 11/07/12 - 08:40 am
Fiat you are not dealing with

Fiat you are not dealing with very bright people in these instances. In fact they are misfits of polite society.

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