The Summerville News is reporting that a man was shot somewhere at a place off of Highway 337. The incident is currently under investigation and police are on the scene. AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio will have more information as it becomes available.
Reports indicate that the man was shot in the stomach and the arm.
UPDATE 12:52 AM
Information is still sketchy regarding the shooting incident off of Highway 337 that happened on Wednesday evening. According to reports a man was shot in the arm and the bullet went through his forearm and into his stomach. At last report Sheriff John Everett was on his way to Rome to the hospital to check on the man.
The circumstances around the incident are not known at this time. AM 1180 will have more information as it becomes available from local law enforcement.
From The Summerville News:
As of 1 AM, no charges have been filed against a Menlo man that allegedly shot another individual Wednesday evening.
Chattooga County Sheriff John Everett says some sort of domestic disturbance occurred at a residence off Old Hwy. 337 near Menlo. During the disturbance, Tony Gilley, Menlo, was shot with a .38 caliber pistol. The bullet traveled a few feet and first struck the victim’s forearm. The bullet passed through the arm and lodged into the victim’s stomach.
"He was super lucky. It went through his left forearm and into his abdomen. It didn’t get into anything. It was a good clean shot,’ Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Larry Kellett said early this morning."The man shot earlier is going to be fine. He is a very lucky man. The bullet didn’t hit any vital organs."
When first responders arrived, they found the victim alert and conscious. The victim was taken to a Rome hospital. No word on the victim’s condition has been released.
UPDATE THURSDAY 6:10 AM
The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department has taken a man in custody in connection with the shooting of Tony Gilley yesterday evening. According to a spokesperson from the Chattooga County Jail – 27 year old Matthew Nathanial Christol was taken into custody yesterday evening around 9:30 PM and is being held on pending charges related to the shooting incident.