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GBI: Woman killed, 4 others shot in predawn gunfire near Folkston

3 women shot at American Legion; 2 men shot minutes later at Flash Foods

FOLKSTON, Ga. – Three women were shot outside the American Legion post in Charlton County early Sunday morning minutes before two men were shot a mile away at a Flash Foods store, the Georgia Department of Law Enforcement said Monday.

Only one victim, 21-year-old Sheeyta Herrin, died. The others were all hospitalized with minor injuries.

The first shooting happened at 3:21 a.m. at the American Legion Post 130 on Little Phoebe Church Road and Okeefenokee Drive, off Highway 121, according to the GBI. The second shooting took place 15 minutes later at the convenience store at the intersection of Martin Street and Highway 301.

Investigators still haven't said what prompted the violence, but have announced no arrests or information about any suspects. The GBI said the victims of the second shooting had been at the American Legion post earlier in the evening.

According to the Charlton County Herald, about 100 people were at a party at the American Legion when the first officers arrived. 

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Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office at 912-496-7321, the Folkston Police Department at 912-496-2563 or the GBI at 912-729-6198.


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