A toddler and grandmother were discovered shot to death in their front yard in a small Georgia town, officials said. Hours later, a man was found dead across the street.
A spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, JT Ricketson, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they were found dead in their front yard at 4 a.m. local time.
The toddler was between the age of 17 months and 2 years old. The woman was 47, and a 60-year-old man were found dead. A 17-year-old girl was hurt, and she was taken to Macon hospital in critical condition, according to the report.
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'Our crime scene started expanding on us,' GBI said about the discovery of three dead bodies in the small Middle Georgia town of Byromville. One of the victims may be as young as 17 months. https://t.co/8Q5k0ElDih pic.twitter.com/bZi0S6wuSC
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The 60-year-old man’s body was discovered hours later across the street from where the other victims were found, officials said.
“We’re working it like a homicide all the way around,” Ricketson said.
GBI agents and Dooly County sheriff’s investigators are searching the area. A suspect was not named.
“Our crime scene started expanding on us,” Ricketson said.
Officials, he said, are “still working on” finding a suspect.
“It’s going to take us probably several hours to short is all out,” Ricketson told the Macon Telegraph. The relationships between the victims are not immediately clear.
“It’s a very small town,” Ricketson explained of Byromville, which has about 500 people. “A quiet community.”
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