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Augusta man shot on Old Savannah Road

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An Augusta man told police he was shot in the leg while walking on Old Savannah Road on Saturday morning.

About 2:45 a.m., Nicklaus Wil­son, 25, of Hale Street, said he was walking on Old Savannah Road when he came across two black men in the 2000 block, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said.

One of the men brandished a chrome “automatic” handgun and began shooting, the report said. Wilson said he started to run and thought he heard several other people shooting.

When he returned home, Wil­son noticed that he had been shot above his right kneecap. He was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/01/13 - 07:27 am
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Statistics

Will this one go into the crime statistics, or will they sweep it under the rug?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/01/13 - 08:37 am
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Here we go again

A leg shooting...

I hope this serial Leg Shooter is arrested.

southern2
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southern2 09/01/13 - 09:39 am
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Did Wilson continue to run

Did Wilson continue to run with the wounded leg unknowing that he had suffered a gunshot wound until he happened to notice it at home?

Probably not a good idea to be walking on any Augusta street at 2:45 AM unless you have plenty of ammo. Starting to feel like an uncivilized, Third World Country around here.

follower
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follower 09/01/13 - 10:35 am
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How did he get shot above the

How did he get shot above the kneecap if he was running away?

Just sayin.......

countyman
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countyman 09/01/13 - 12:55 pm
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Southern2.. You obviously

Southern2.. The FBI crime rate of Augusta is lower compare to the majority of peer cities. You obviously don't live in Augusta, and have fallen victim to the Augusta Chronicle. Why do you think it's probably not a good idea to walk down the street at 2:45 am? I didn't know everybody in Augusta lives in public housing or working class neighborhoods.

I don't know why people actually think the Chronicle reports 'crime' when the only focus on Richmond County. The only time they report on the suburban counties is usually when a new business opens, graduation rates/SAT scores, etc...

Do you guys actually believe Columbia County doesn't have daily car break ins, burglaries, robberies, etc simply because the News Times doesn't report them? I'm using the News Times as the example, because the don't have the Aiken Standard included on the Chronicle like the News Times.

corgimom
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corgimom 09/01/13 - 02:47 pm
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"The FBI crime rate of

"The FBI crime rate of Augusta is lower compare to the majority of peer cities. "

This is total and complete nonsense. The FBI website clearly states that the statistics are provided by the cities, they are not accurate, and SHOULD NOT BE USED TO COMPARE CITIES.

And the way Augusta is going, no, it's not safe to be out walking at 2:45 am. Old Savannah Rd has been bad, day and night, for over 30 years. And you don't need to be in a housing project or a working-class neighborhood to not feel safe.

Crime shot up between June and July of this year by 11%.

As of 7/31/2013, there were 15,019 REPORTED cases, and 2,803 arrests. There is only an 18% chance that someone will be arrested for committing a crime.

And people don't think there's a major crime problem in Augusta? Really? With odds like that, why WOULDN"T criminals go out and commit crimes?

corgimom
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corgimom 09/01/13 - 02:49 pm
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When you live in Richmond

When you live in Richmond County and you have a 1 in 8 chance of being a crime victim each and every year- and that doesn't include the crimes that are never reported- that is TERRIBLE.

countyman
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countyman 09/01/13 - 05:41 pm
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It's hilarious that somebody

It's hilarious that somebody who lives in Charlotte loves to talk about the crime in Augusta, but simply ignore the crime rate in Charlotte.... I'd rather walk in any poorer neighborhood at night in Augusta compare to one Charlotte.

The 2011 FBI National Gang Threat Assessment concentrated on eight cities in the US that had emerging gang trends, and Charlotte was one of them.

People continue to use the FBI crime rates, because it's the most accurate thing we have.. Nothing is 100%, but this is the best way to compare the crime rates...

The overall crime rate for Augusta is down this year especially homicides.....

You can't just cherry pick one month from 2013. Especially when for example February, March, and April ALL had less total cases versus January...

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/01/13 - 06:11 pm
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"CC Doesn't Have Daily Car Break Ins, Burglaries, Robberies."

Do me a favor countyman, how about for the year of 2013, give us a number of murders, leg shots or anybody harmed by a gun commented in Columbia County.

Yes, there has been a few Car Break Ins, Burglaries, Robberies. So why don't you start a daily report on those that are committed in Columbia County.

Remember, if the criminal is capture, please indicate the county they live in. You do a very good job getting information on RC, so I don't see any problem of you getting the statistic from CC.

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Gage Creed 09/01/13 - 07:25 pm
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Joe Isuzu talks about someone

Joe Isuzu talks about someone else cherry picking....PRICELESS!!!

corgimom
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corgimom 09/02/13 - 06:37 pm
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Countyman is on a roll

Countyman is on a roll tonight, he is a trip! I love reading his posts, he makes me laugh.

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