Still no arrests from last summer's mass shooting off of Dunlap Road in Milledgeville
July 17, 2022
Leo Ct and Nobles Ct
The listing still appears in the database for the gunviolence.org website, which has become the go-to source for the news media when it comes to mass shootings. What exactly is a "mass shooting." Well, there's no uniformed definition, which often creates confusion and causes arguments on social media. From the perspective of gunviolence.org, however, the organization defines a mass shooting as "a minimum of four victims shot, either injured or killed, not including any shooter who may also have been killed or injured in the incident."
Five people actually were shot, four them female, shortly after midnight here in Milledgeville. All five eventually recovered.
The Milledgeville Police Department knew about the party beforehand and knew that it might not end well. Flyers had been circulating online for weeks about a big "block party" off of Dunlap Road. With this in mind, the MPD beefed up patrols in the area and rode through the neighborhood that Saturday night. In the end, however, it didn't matter.
More than 100 shots were fired intermittently over a two-minute period shortly after midnight around the intersection of Leo Court and Nobles Circle. Party-goers, many hundreds of them, were sent scrambling in every direction. There were so many vehicles and homes struck by gunfire that the MPD needed several days to finalize its list.
Now, more than six months later, despite hundreds of people at the party and dozens of immediate witnesses, the MPD is no closer to solving the case, according to Chief Dray Swicord.
"I would describe the level of help from the public as very, very minimal," Swicord said. "We can't even get a good vehicle description."
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In some of the party-goers' defense, however, Swicord said that "it was complete chaos and people were running and cars were everywhere."
"I'm sure there are people there who just didn't get a good look (at the shooters)," the chief added. "But, somebody who was there definitely saw something and knows something."
Anyone with any information, regardless of how big or small, can fill out a tip form on the MPD's website by CLICKING HERE.
"If your information results in the arrest and conviction of an offender, you will be eligible for an award of up to $1,000," according to the web page.
To speak with a detective, meanwhile, call 478-414-1475. Or, to remain anonymous, call the tip line at at 478-414-4413.