Detectives with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a recent shooting that left a local man wounded.

As of Thursday, no one had been arrested in connection with the crime.

The shooting happened sometime between 12:01 a.m. and 1:43 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Benjamin Johnson.

The deputy said he went to the area of Harrisburg Road in reference to a shooting.

Johnson said he talked with a man in the area who informed him that someone had fired approximately 15 gunshots in an unknown direction. Once the shooting ended, the man said he spotted a white car leaving the area at a high-rate of speed. Johnson said he used a map on the sheriff’s office CAD System to obtain where the shots originated and discovered that they may have come from the 100 block of Deacon J. Simmons Road.

“After an intense search, we were unable to locate a crime scene,” Johnson said.

The deputy said while talking with the man about the shooting, he was advised that another man had shown up at the local hospital with a gunshot wound and that the shooting had happened somewhere near Harrisburg Road.

The victim was taken to the emergency department of Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin hospital in Milledgeville where he was treated for a gunshot wound to one of his legs.

Johnson said the victim was “extremely uncooperative and refused to answer any questions.”

Deputy Hayden Blackburn, meanwhile, said he went to the hospital where he talked with officers from the Milledgeville Police Department, as well as officers with Navicent Health Police Department.

Blackburn said the victim said he didn’t want to talk about the incident, reportedly telling the deputy: “I’m straight. I’m living, so I’ve had a great night.”

Deputy Lt. Willie Knight, meanwhile, also responded to the shots fired call.

Knight said he saw a white work truck with a ladder on the back traveling southbound along Irwinton Road.

The deputy said he had been made aware that the truck fit the description of the one seen earlier dropping the wounded man at the hospital.

“I followed the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who I recognized,” Knight said.

The deputy said when he asked the driver of the truck about the incident, the man told him he had been asleep in his home when the man came to his residence wanting him to take him to the hospital. The man said the gunshot victim never told him where he was shot or who had shot him.

Deputy Deidre Byrd said she later talked with Blackburn at the hospital about the victim being uncooperative.

Byrd said she went into the victim’s room at the hospital to get information.

“The victim was on his cellphone and told whoever he was talking to he did not want to talk to the police,” Byrd said. “I waited a bit longer, and the victim stated to me he did not want to talk.”

Byrd said she later talked with Atrium Health Police Officers Tron Smith and Andy Simpson.

She said she asked Smith to attempt to secure the bullet fragment for evidence, if one was found intact.

Simpson, meanwhile, informed Byrd that he had overheard the victim’s phone conversation and that he mentioned someone “finally got me.”

Byrd said Simpson told her the victim was referring to the person who had shot him.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 478-445-5102.

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