Gunfire wounds Murphy Avenue man
LaGRANGE — A 35-year-old man was shot in the hand and leg shortly before 11:30 a.m. Monday outside a residence in the 1800 block of Murphy Avenue.
The man was conscious and alert when he was taken by ambulance to meet a helicopter for flight to a Columbus hospital, according to LaGrange Police Sgt. William Nelson and Troup County 911.
It was the second shooting to occur Monday morning. About an hour prior, a 24-year-old man was shot in a home in the 300 block of Whitesville Street.
A witness at the scene of the Murphy Avenue shooting said the 35-year-old victim was sitting in a wheelchair outside the home when he was shot.
Police are unsure where the gunfire originated and were searching for any suspects. Law enforcement set a perimeter around the neighborhood and used a K9 to search.
No further information was available at the time of this report.
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