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Officials: 5 people dead in 2 shootings in Georgia

  • COURTESY WRDW / WAGT AUGUSTA VIA AP

    In this photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta, Columbia County Sheriff deputies investigate the scene of a shooting tonight in Appling, Ga. Officials say multiple people have been killed in two shootings in northeastern Georgia.

  • COURTESY WRDW / WAGT AUGUSTA VIA AP

    This undated photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta and Columbia County Sheriff’s Office shows Wayne Anthony Hawes. Captain Andy Shedd with the Columbia County Sheriff’s office says 50-year-old Hawes’ body was recovered Saturday by authorities in his northeastern Georgia home.

APPLING, Ga. » Georgia authorities say a man suspected in two shootings that left five people dead has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Captain Andy Shedd with the Columbia County Sheriff’s office says 50-year-old Wayne Anthony Hawes’ body was recovered Saturday by authorities in his northeastern Georgia home. Shedd says the Friday night shootings stem from a domestic dispute that left three men and two females dead.

Police say three people were shot at one location in Appling and two others were shot dead at another location about a mile away.

The victims include 75-year-old Roosevelt Burns, 85-year-old Rheba Mae Dent, 31-year-old Kelia Clark, 59-year-old Lizzy Williams and 62-year-old Shelly Williams. Police believe some of the victims were related to the suspect’s wife.

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