OUR VIEW: If you know something, say something

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, June 14, 2023

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On Saturday night, just before 12:30 a.m., gunshots rang out on Cannonville Road.

According to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, three people were hit by gunfire, and thankfully all three injuries were non-life-threatening.

The shooting apparently took place at a party, and the motive is unclear at this time. It’s believed that there were possibly multiple shooters.

According to a press release from TCSO, as soon as deputies arrived on scene, people started fleeing from the area and driving off. 

In order for people to be held accountable for their actions Saturday night, law enforcement needs cooperation from anyone who knows what happened. If not, those who shot into an area of a large group of people — possibly hundreds of people, according to Sheriff James Woodruff — will go free and never be arrested.

Someone out there knows who fired the gunshots.  Others heard something or saw something that could help with the investigation. Law enforcement officers aren’t all-knowing. Investigators use the information they find at the crime scene to help locate suspects, but more than anything, they rely on people who were there to fill in the missing details.

Solving a crime is a lot more difficult when no one wants to talk.

Saturday’s shooting could’ve conceivably been a lot worse. Any time gunshots are fired in an area where a large group of people, it can become a tragic scene very quickly.  We’re thankful it wasn’t worse.

But we hope anyone who knows something about what happened will step forward. Anyone with information can call TCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division at 706-883-1616 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.