A double shooting in Twin City Wednesday left one man dead and another hospitalized, said Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.
Neighbors called law enforcement after hearing gunfire near a North Railroad Street location around 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputies and Twin City police responded to a home on North Railroad Street “after neighbors heard multiple gunshots being fired,” he said.
Inside the home, deputies found the body of Michael Cole Mosses, 19, who lived at the residence. Mosses “appeared to have at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.”
There were no suspects found in the area, but “A short time later, Dezmn Gatson, 21, also of Twin City, was dropped off at the emergency room of Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro with gunshot wounds,” he said. Gatson was then flown by helicopter to a hospital in Augusta for treatment of his injuries. Stephens said Gatson was in stable condition.
Investigators asked for assistance from the Eastman office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Further query “determined Gatson was at the North Railroad Street” when the shootings occurred. “Investigators feel that this was an isolated incident and that both shooting victims were somewhat known to each other.”
Stephens expressed “sadness for the loss of such a young man’s life and what could have led to the death of another.”
He offered condolences to the deceased victim’s family.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Mosses family,” he said. “It will take time, but I am confident that our investigators and GBI agents will be able to piece together what happened during this tragic event. We ask that anyone come forward to offer any information they have.”
The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending, he said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Emanuel County Sheriff’s Inv. Nick Robertson at (478) 237-7526 or the GBI’s Eastman office at (478)-374-6988.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon maybe reached at (912) 489-9414.