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January 11--  Vidalia police have released more details regarding two separate shooting incidents within three hours of each other Tuesday.

In the first shooting, police found a man identified as Tyrone Allen, Jr. of Helena on the living room floor of Althea Jeffries' apartment in the Raymonia Apartments.  Officer Lindsey Reddish reported Allen had gunshot wounds in his side and forearm and told her he did not know who shot him.  Allen's brother, Milton Gaskin of Mount Vernon, said he was in the back bedroom when he heard three gunshots and came out to find his brother on the floor.

Allen is reported in stable condition in a Savannah hospital.

The second shooting incident happened about noon near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Dickerson Drive.  Larry Hill told police he was driving his Honda Accord on Fourth Avenue with his mother in the front passenger seat.  After swerving to avoid an oncoming car, Hill said he heard gunshots and said bullets struck his car.  Police later found evidence of two bullet holes in the car.

A resident identified as Robert Madison said he was inside his home when he heard four to five shots followed by a pause and three more shots. Another neighbor said she was outside in her backyard and saw a car in front of Madison's house on Dickerson Drive.  After the shooting she told police the car, described as a grey Ford Crown Victoria with a dark back glass, left the area and turned north on Poe Street.

Lieutenant Jimmy Sims says no arrests have been made in either case and the investigation is continuing.


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