Deadly gang shootout in Duplex City


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A "rolling shootout" involving two vehicles occurred in Duplex City earlier this afternoon, and one man was fatally shot.

At least one suspect has been taken into custody.

The Milledgeville Police Department was not ready to release the name of the victim, but Baldwin2k News can confirm that there was only one victim, contrary to ridiculous and irresponsible rumors on social media. 

"I can say with 100 percent confidence that it was completely gang related," said Milledgeville Police Department Chief Dray Swicord.

The rolling shootout began on Grandview Drive and culminated on Anthony Way. A "very large number of shell casings" were recovered.

This follows an incident on Tuesday, when lights lit up Duplex City,  and three different apartments sustained damage from gunfire.

Per usual, "due to no one seeing anything, it is currently unknown who was shooting," according to a Milledgeville Police Department incident report.

A woman in the 2430 block of Grandview Drive relayed to officers that she "heard a loud boom coming from the area of Anthony Way." She added that she began walking around the home and eventually noticed a bullet hole in her son's room. Meanwhile, another woman on the same block said that "there were seven bullet holes on the outside of the residence." Across the field in the 2300 block of Anthony Way, meanwhile, a man relayed to officers that he stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, "saw several males and heard them shout 'shoot 'em!'" One bullet later was found in the front door and another one on the kitchen floor. The man "stated he did not know who the males were or who they were shooting at."

Anyone with any information can fill out the MPD "Tip Line Form" by CLICKING HERE.

"You do not have to reveal your identity to the police to provide information about a crime," according to the web page. " And, if your information results in the arrest and conviction of an offender, you will be eligible for an award of up to $1,000.

"Duplex City" refers to the cluster of apartments that were built off of Ivey-Weaver Road 25 or 30 years ago. Duplex City originally was a college kid neighborhood.

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