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Gunfire erupts at Midway party of 200
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A private party at the County Line Club ended early Sunday morning when gunfire erupted and two people were injured.
One victim was taken to Winn-Army Community Hospital and the other was taken to a hospital in Savannah, according to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Keith Moran.
LCSO detectives said the incident, which happened at around
1 a.m. Sunday, is still under investigation and, as of now, the names
of the victims and the parties involved are not being released. Authorities are still searching for several people of interest and conducting interviews with various witnesses.
According to Sheriff’s Det. Julie Hibbeler, witnesses said a crowd of roughly 200 people were at the club to attend what Hibbeler has been told was a private party. She said it was a mixed crowd, but primarily older teenagers.
According to the incident report, multiple people were running out of the club yelling that shots were being fired as deputies arrived on scene.
At least three witnesses reported seeing someone fire a gun outside of the club. One witness reported a gun was fired inside the club. Two witnesses reported a person was throwing a red bandana in the air while firing a weapon outside the club, the report said.
However, both Hibbeler and
Moran said at this point in the investigation, the incident does not appear to be gang-related.
Moran said the club does not have a license to conduct business. He said alcohol was found on the premise but said it’s still unclear whether it was being sold or consumed illegally. These and other matters are being investigated in conjunction with the case, the chief said.
Hibbeler said detectives are working on interviewing as many people as they can to understand what happened.
The Courier will publish updates as new information becomes available.
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