A Deadly Night in Macon: 3 Shootings and 3 Deaths
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A Deadly Night in Macon: 3 Shootings and 3 Deaths

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In the early hours of Wednesday, Macon, Georgia, became the focus of three separate death investigations by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, following incidents reported in quick succession across different locations within the city.

Incident at Haven Inn and Suites

The first incident was reported at 3:20 a.m. at the Haven Inn and Suites, at 105 Holiday Drive North. Bibb County deputies arrived at the scene in response to a report of a person shot. There, they found 28-year-old Anthonio Dewayne McNeill of Macon with gunshot wounds.

Despite treatment efforts, McNeill was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Richard Robinson. McNeill’s next of kin has been notified. The Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation to determine the circumstances leading up to the shooting. They have called for anyone with information to come forward.

Ruark Circle Case

At about 4:23 a.m., deputies responded to another call within the 3000 block of Ruark Circle. A man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Richard Robinson.

The identity of the deceased has not been released as the investigation into the incident continues. Authorities are gathering information and have requested public assistance in the case.

Winston Drive Discovery

The third shooting occurred in the 2000 block of Winston Drive, where, at about 5:29 a.m., a 42-year-old man was discovered unresponsive with gunshot wounds inside a blue Chevrolet Blazer in the backyard of a residence.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Richard Robinson. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators are working to uncover the details surrounding the incident and are seeking information from the public.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating these incidents and has not indicated any connection between the cases. As part of their ongoing investigations, they are urging anyone with information related to any of these incidents to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

👮‍♂️ Gun Crimes in Our Communities: In the ongoing narrative of America’s complex relationship with firearms, statistics tell a tale that’s difficult to ignore. The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit meticulously tracking gun incidents, lays it out in black and white. Here’s how it stacks up:

  • 2020 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 43,551
    • Gun-related deaths: 19,379
    • Gun-related injuries: 39,707
    • Mass shootings: 612
  • 2019 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 39,707
    • Gun-related deaths: 15,208
    • Gun-related injuries: 29,613
    • Mass shootings: 417

To Be Clear: These aren’t just digits on a page. Each statistic represents a life affected, a community shaken. And what’s more, these numbers tell us that the situation isn’t improving.

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