A man is in custody in connection to a shooting Saturday night at Club 46 in Metter, and investigations are ongoing regarding that shooting as well as another incident in the area.
Metter Police officers responded to the club, at the intersection of Ga. 46 and Metter-Portal Highway, around 12:15 a.m. after reports that a man had been shot, said Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson.
Officers found a 27-year-old man, whose identity they have not yet revealed, with a gunshot wound to his back, he said.
The victim was first transported to the Candler County Hospital and later flown to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, ”where he was admitted and reported in stable condition,” he said.
While officers sought information on the shooting at Club 46, a second shooting incident was reported in the area, Nelson said.
Officers heard “several gunshots fired in rapid succession” in the Ellis Street area, but did not locate any offenders or victims, he said.
“Investigators believe the second shooting may be connected to the first shooting at Club 46,” he said.
Nelson did not identify the man taken into custody Saturday night in connection to the Club 46 shooting, and said more arrests are anticipated regarding both shooting incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Justin Wells at (912) 685-2190.
Metter Police were assisted by the Candler County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol (air unit and troopers), Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Natural Resources, Twin City Police Department, and Bulloch County Public Safety 911 Center, Nelson said.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.