The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was called to the park around 12:30 a.m. Thursday and discovered Larry Bernard Elam Jr., 31, with a gunshot wound in the neck and a 5-year-old with injuries to the stomach.
They were taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where Elam died about 1 a.m., said Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.
The child, who was injured by broken glass, is recovering, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
Lt. Calvin Chew said an argument between Elam and the suspect led to the shooting.
Investigators are searching for Darrian Antwonn Williams, 24, of the 1600 block of McCauley Street, on charges of murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and cruelty to children.
Police said Williams usually wears all red, is known to carry a gun and is considered dangerous.
Chew said two others were believed to have been with Williams at the shooting. Their identities have not been released.
Anyone with information on Williams’ whereabouts can contact a violent-crimes investigator at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.