Deputies investigate Bleakley Street shooting

Richmond County Sheriff’s investigators were searching for a shooter after at least one person was shot in the Cherry Tree Crossing housing complex Sunday evening.

About 6:45 p.m., deputies responded to the 1500 block of Bleakley Street for reported shots fired with one person hit, authorities said. When they arrived they found only a pool of blood.

A shooting victim arrived by car at Medical College of Georgia Hospital around the same time. He was reported to be alert and speaking to officers. Deputies were also searching for second shooting victim who was reported to be shot in the right shoulder. Authorities suspected the shootings were related.

A suspect was described as a young black man, 5 feet, 3 inches and 125 pounds, wearing all black. He was last seen running along Bleakley Street.

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