Man shot in weekend club incident

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Managing Editor

Oct. 9, 2000 10 PM

A Friday night shooting in Troy left a 19-year-old resident of Savannah, Ga. hospitalized.

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The man, whose name was not released by the Troy Police Department due to an ongoing investigation, has been released from Edge Regional Medical Center.

According to Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer for the Troy Police Department, the shooting occurred Friday night at Hurt Brothers Lounge between Troy and Brundidge.

"Preliminary investigation has led us to believe this occurred in the parking lot area of the club," Scarbrough said. "Shots were fired and witnesses report that several vehicles were involved and that shots may have been coming from those vehicles."

Scarbrough said as many as five vehicles may have been involved in the incident.

"Further investigation is expected to reveal additional information," Scarbrough said.

The bullet that struck the victim hit him in the arm and left him seriously injured. He was transported by private vehicle to Edge Regional Medical Center where he was treated and admitted.

He had been released by Monday morning.

"This was an unfortunate situation," Scarbrough said. "There were apparently several things going on at this location."

Police were not called to the scene of the incident, but were notified when the man was admitted into the emergency room. They were called to the emergency room at ERMC where they asked the victim questions and began their investigation.

The victim is reportedly a past resident of Troy, Scarbrough said.

"This is an individual who lived here for some time, but who moved away and had a Savannah, Ga., address," he said. "We regret that this incident occurred in Troy."

Scarbrough would not comment on whether or not additional shots were fired at the scene, but did indicate that "others could be involved."

He said no arrests had been made at press time.

"We will continue to look into this and try to make a determination about what happened," he said.