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Gunmen who shot trucker at Georgia truck stop still at large


Georgia police are on the hunt for two suspects who allegedly shot a truck driver in the chest during an armed robbery at a truck stop over the weekend.

The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. on September 22 at the Flying J Travel Center off I-85 in Carnesville, Georgia, according to the Franklin County Citizen.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says that two males entered the Flying J. While inside, one of the suspects fired two shots at close range at a Florida-based truck driver who had entered the building after refueling.

After shooting the truck driver, the suspects demanded and received money from the cash register and fled on foot.

The truck driver was shot in the chest and his injuries were considered to be life threatening, but he is now listed in stable condition at an Athens hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says that they believe that the shooting was random: “The patron offered no resistance, nor posed any threats to the armed intruders. Authorities were able to review the surveillance video of the business and it was determined that the patron was intentionally and randomly shot by one of the armed robbers.”

Witnesses later told police that the two suspects fled onto southbound i-85 in a full-sized grey or tan SUV that was a 2007 or newer model.

Police say that the two suspects are considered armed and dangerous and are asking the public to contact them at 706-384-2525 if they have any information.

The suspect who shot the truck driver is described as a black male with a small build who was wearing a grey hoodie with the word “Love” on it. He was also wearing blue jeans, red shoes, and a blue bandanna and was carrying a black revolver.

The other suspect was described as a black male with a heavy build wearing red pants, a black hoodie, black shoes, and a blue bandanna. He was carrying a chrome revolver at the time of the robbery.


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