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Gunfire wounds Murphy Avenue man

By Tyler H. Jones

tjones@civitasmedia.com

A LaGrange police officer and an emergency medical worker confer outside a house in the 1800 block of Murphy Avenue about 11:45 a.m. Monday after a person there was shot in the hand and leg.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/03/web1_MurphyAveShooting01WEB.jpgA LaGrange police officer and an emergency medical worker confer outside a house in the 1800 block of Murphy Avenue about 11:45 a.m. Monday after a person there was shot in the hand and leg.

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LaGrange Police Investigator Ray Ham patrols Williams Street during the search for a suspect who may have shot a 35-year-old man outside a home in the 1800 block of Murphy Avenue.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/03/web1_MurphyAveShooting03WEB.jpgLaGrange Police Investigator Ray Ham patrols Williams Street during the search for a suspect who may have shot a 35-year-old man outside a home in the 1800 block of Murphy Avenue.

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Emergency medical workers load a 35-year-old gunshot victim to a waiting ambulance Monday morning in the 1800 block of Murphy Avenue.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/03/web1_MurphyAveShooting02WEB.jpgEmergency medical workers load a 35-year-old gunshot victim to a waiting ambulance Monday morning in the 1800 block of Murphy Avenue.

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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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Tyler H. Jones is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2155.