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Police search for suspect after man shot on Georgia Avenue in LaGrange

One man hurt, flown to nearby hospital for treatment

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

Medical personnel load the victim of a shooting in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue into an ambulance Monday afternoon.
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LaGrange police tape off the scene of a shooting in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue where a man was shot Monday afternoon.
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Investigators with LaGrange Police Department check the scene of a shooting on Georgia Avenue on Monday.
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Medical personnel prepare a gunshot victim to be loaded into a helicopter Monday.
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LaGrange police tape off the scene of a shooting in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue where a man was shot Monday afternoon.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_WEB0105GaAveShooting023.jpgLaGrange police tape off the scene of a shooting in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue where a man was shot Monday afternoon. Tyler Jones | Daily News
Investigators with LaGrange Police Department check the scene of a shooting on Georgia Avenue on Monday.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_WEB0105GaAveShooting033.jpgInvestigators with LaGrange Police Department check the scene of a shooting on Georgia Avenue on Monday. Tyler Jones | Daily News
Medical personnel prepare a gunshot victim to be loaded into a helicopter Monday.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_WEB0105GaAveShooting043.jpgMedical personnel prepare a gunshot victim to be loaded into a helicopter Monday. Tyler Jones | Daily News
Medical personnel load the victim of a shooting in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue into an ambulance Monday afternoon.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_WEB0105GaAveShooting013.jpgMedical personnel load the victim of a shooting in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue into an ambulance Monday afternoon. Tyler Jones | Daily News

LaGRANGE — LaGrange police investigators continue to look for the suspect who shot a 30-year-old man inside a home in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue just after 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.

LaGrange Police Lt. Dale Strickland said the victim was shot at least once in the arm. He was airlifted to Grady Memorial hospital in Atlanta.

According to Strickland, after the victim was shot, he ran to nearby homes looking for help and was located by officers in a driveway across the street from his house.

At this point, investigators believe there was at least one witness to the shooting, Strickland said.

He also added the incident was not a “stranger-on-stranger ” crime, meaning investigators believe the victim and the suspect knew each other.

Strickland said investigators are working to identify both the witness and the suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call LaGrange police at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.